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Environment NGOs question use of open-loop scrubbers

Several international environmental organizations have submitted a paper to IMO, calling into question the use of scrubbers as alternative compliance mechanisms for the new 2020 fuel sulphur regulations.

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MSC using 30% biofuel blends

MSC has started to use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to reduce an estimated 15-20% in CO2 emissions.

Pirates increase kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea

On 15 December 2019, around six heavily armed pirates boarded a product tanker underway approximately 118 nm of Cotonou, Benin, kidnapping 20 seafarers and destroying some equipment on board.

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Ship operating costs rise on higher R&M, insurance spend

Ship operating costs inflation accelerated moderately in 2019 on higher repair & maintenance and insurance spend. Costs are expected to continue rising at a similar pace in 2020 on a hardening insurance market before receding in subsequent years.

Giving feedback on IMO 2020

To support smooth implementation, the IMO Secretariat has set up a dedicated hotline email address for any queries from Member States and the shipping industry as the regulation comes into effect.

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Indonesia stands out as bright spot for global automotive market

The global automotive market continues to be in the red due to various factors including declining sales in mature markets, trade war and tariffs, and stringent emission regulations. Against this backdrop, Indonesia looks well-placed to be the pressure release valve that the industry needs.