Useful links for IMO's fuel change

Updated: Jan 20


The Logistics Point spoke to IMO to find out how the fuel change will affect the industry.

From the beginning of 2020 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has introduced new fuel regulations. The Logistics Point spoke to IMO to find out how this is going to affect the logistics industry, how the new rules are going to be enforced, and what other projects are on the horizon.

Here are some useful links to better understand the changes:



IMO web page on Sulphur 2020 answers frequently asked questions and includes an IMO leaflet (download here) which outlines the requirement, answers the most frequently asked questions about the rule and provides a list of the IMO instruments supporting implementation, best practice guidance, port State control and sampling guidelines and others.

IMO has published a compilation of all related guidance, best practices and so on, as a single IMO publication (hard copy and electronic formats). (IMO 2020: Consistent Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI, 2019 Edition I666E, Price £22, ISBN 978-92-801-17189) .

Presentations from the IMO symposium on sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels can be downloaded here.

IMO 2020 ICS Guidance on compliance for shipping companies and crews

Joint Industry Guidance on supply and use of 0.50% sulphur marine fuel

INTERTANKO 2020 Practical Guide

A Videotel training package is free to download and includes video information on the regulations and how to comply. Download: https://landing.videotel.com/sulphur2020

An open source free to access e-learning course is being developed with Videotel through the joint industry project, for free use by seafarers and others. The course will offer three modules and is expected to be available soon.

CIMAC Guideline: Marine fuel handling in connection to stability and compatibility", issued by the International Council of Combustion Engines (CIMAC).

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