***Alert – Important Coronavirus Information***

January 30, 2020 /

Today The World Health Organisation will decide whether to declare the epidemic an international public health emergency. Officials in China now say that 170 people have died of the disease and more than 7000 cases have been confirmed. Rail freight traffic from Hubei has come to a standstill and trains are not permitted to leave…

Suez Canal bans open loop scrubbers

January 15, 2020 /

Despite the recent introduction of  low-sulphur regulations, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) will continue to allow ships transiting the waterway to burn heavy fuel oil (HFO) without the need for scrubbers. Adding to the confusion for ship managers is a ban by the SCA on the discharge of wash water – used in the open-loop…