Can IMO 2020 Compliance Be Achieved?

May 2019 is almost behind us. Soon we will have only seven months remaining before the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO's) new 0.5% sulphur (sulfur) cap takes effect.

To understand the maritime industry's readiness for this radical change, it is useful to imagine a cycling race...

The Shipping Industry’s Footprint: Why IMO 2020 matters

There’s nothing small about the shipping industry.

It is responsible for moving 90% of the world’s goods every year, mostly in the 20 million containers that are currently travelling across the planet. As you read this, you can be guaranteed that something around you – your chair, your desk, your...

Singapore’s IMO 2020 Prison Threat Is An Authoritarian Provocation

Though Singapore was not the first harbour to have banned the discharge of scrubbing waste water, its status as the second-biggest port in the world worried industry players. Singapore’s decrees are more influential than most.

In the same way, the MPA’s threat of prison time for IMO 2020 offenders could...

Economic Impacts of IMO 2020: What It Means for Consumers

The average consumer doesn’t even know what the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is, let alone how its new Sulphur Oxide (SOx) regulations could affect her.

Yet, the economic impact of the IMO changes that come into force on 1 January 2020 could be massive.