COALspot.com keeps you connected across the coal world
  • JULY 2019 INDONESIAN COAL PRICE REFERENCE FOR EXPORTS AND DOMESTIC BUYERS EXCEPT POWER PRODUCERS FIXED AT US$ 71.92 A TON
  • SHARE YOUR CORPORATE COAL & SHIPPING NEWS WITH US - NEWS@COALSPOT.COM
  • WE WELCOME ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS FROM EXPERTS IN THE AREAS OF COAL, MINING, SHIPPING, ETC.

Submit Your Articles
We welcome article submissions from experts in the areas of coal, mining, shipping, etc.

To Submit your article please click here.

International Energy Events


WTI Crude Oil

BRENT Crude Oil

Search News
Latest CoalNews Headlines
Monday, 08 April 19
SULPHUR 2020 - COUNTDOWN TO THE SWITCHOVER - LLOYD'S REGISTER
LR logoSulphur 2020 (MARPOL Annex VI Reg. 14.1.3) is still dominating headlines and as we draw closer to the 1 January 2020 deadline it’s clear that this is a big challenge for numerous players within the industry, from supplier to the end-user. At this point owners and operators should have chosen their compliance option. We’re now seeing major fuel suppliers announcing their availability of 0.50% compliant fuel. Last month, BP announced that they have successfully tested Low Sulphur Fuel Oil at sea and will be selling 0.50% before 2020. This came shortly after the International Energy Agency projected that almost half of the global fleet will use marine gas oil in 2020 and eventually, 40% will burn Very Low Sulphur Fuel (LSFO). We’ve also seen that compliant fuel is available in ports such as Rotterdam. Importantly, this gives shipowners and operators the ability to plan ahead – as they learn which suppliers have what fuel available and where – helping them get their fleets and crews ready for this regulation.
 
The biggest challenge
For shipowners and operators, the biggest challenge is to prepare their ships when changing over from High Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO) to Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO). They will need to work out how much investment is needed to prepare the ship’s fuel systems and tanks; this might involve cleaning tanks which takes time, effort and money as the ship will need to be off-hire. Owners and operators also have the option to leave their tanks and hope that this change of fuel will not damage them or affect operations. Alternatively, they can consider the implications of the diversity of fuels that might come with this regulation. For example, will this require segmentation? If so, does the owner or operator have spare tanks to segment the fuel?
 
Test, prepare and plan
Our Fuel Oil Bunker Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) team have been analysing 0.50% fuels to set a baseline understanding of compatibility and from a technical perspective, we would recommend implementing a fuel segregation plan. Whether that’s considering loading a light product compared to a heavy one, and or making greater efforts to segregate and avoid comingling fuels – industry experts warn against mixing one bunker with another as there’s a high risk of destabilising the fuels and in most situations, crews can’t easily assess the degree of risk of this happening until the fuel is already onboard, so segregation of bunkers is important.
 
The next step is managing the diversity of the viscosities of the fuels and managing any incompatibility thus observed between the different bunkers onboard: if crews must mix, then working out the ratio’s involved and any potential resultant properties is key. These are all important considerations and decisions to be made now as part of the ship implementation plan, as recommended by the IMO, allowing owners and operators the time to test, prepare and plan.
 
Some crews have had limited or no experience of using LSFO, and therefore crews need to be prepared for this, particularly when it comes to fuel management on board. All ships should have a fuel management protocol onboard , which is likely to be a procedure covered in the company’s ship management system. However, shipowners and operators need to go beyond this and ensure their crew have a proactive mindset to comply with the Sulphur 2020 limit. This should address an additional fuel change plan, for which the ship implementation plan will include key preparatory milestones, so considering whether there is a need to update their fuel management strategies to include bunker segregation and fuel compatibility.
 
A word of caution
There is some speculation that because we’re going to have a diverse range of fuel blends there will be quality issues, owners and crew will need to make sure there are barriers in place to protect against contamination if it occurs. This might not necessarily happen because all residual fuels are for the most part blended and blending has been a common practice in the shipping industry for many decades, but it’s right to be cautious. Reputable suppliers should meet the standards set out in ISO-8217, the marine fuel standard that gives the criteria of the core parameters which must be met by any fuel if it’s to be used onboard a ship. We recommend purchasing against the latest revision of the international marine fuel standard ISO-8217:2017. With this, the supplier knows the parameters and targets set out in ISO-8217 and understands that there’s clauses in the standard that expects the supplier to have quality assurance within the supply chain and consequently their responsibilities to heed to that.
 
When it comes to Sulphur 2020, planning is critical. Approximately 50% of the world fleet have little or no experience operating in an Emission Control Area (ECA) and having to switch to working with low sulphur fuel nor have they experienced this type of change before, so awareness for crews and preparing fuel systems and tanks is fundamental to get this change safely and effectively implemented. Yes, there are risks and safety concerns, however the industry can tackle these with a sense of confidence if sufficient planning, testing and stakeholder engagement is implemented.
Source: Lloyd’s Register


If you believe an article violates your rights or the rights of others, please contact us.

Recent News

Friday, 14 June 19
ELECTRONIC (PAPERLESS) TRADING - SKULD
KNOWLEDGE TO ELEVATE Electronic Shipping Solutions: Bolero International Ltd, E-Title Authority Pte Ltd, Global Share S.A. (edoxOnline platfor ...


Wednesday, 12 June 19
KOSPO INVITES BIDS FOR 140,000 MT OF 4,600 NCV COAL FOR SEP. 2019 LOADING
COALspot.com: South Korea state-owned utility Korea Southern Power Co. Ltd (KOSPO) issued a tender for 140,000 MT of minimum 4,600 kcal/kg NCV coal ...


Wednesday, 12 June 19
IMO 2020 - COUNTDOWN TO 1 JANUARY 2020 -HOW WILL THE CHANGES AFFECT REFINING AND SHIPPING? - WOOD MACKENZIE
We know that the IMO’s regulations represent the biggest step change the shipping industry has ever seen and the implications will be felt th ...


Wednesday, 12 June 19
SHIPPING MARKET INSIGHT - INTERMODAL
This year’s tanker S&P activity keeps edging higher compared to the same period in 2018. Year to date we have seen some 143 ships, rangin ...


Tuesday, 11 June 19
INDONESIAN COAL PRICE REFERENCE SET AT $81.48 PER TON IN JUNE, DOWN 15.66 PERCENT YEAR-ON-YEAR
COALspot.com: The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia has revised down again the benchmark price of Indonesian th ...


   3 4 5 6 7   
Showing 21 to 25 news of total 5507
News by Category
Popular News
 
Total Members : 26,333
Member
Panelist
User ID
Password
Remember Me
By logging on you accept our TERMS OF USE.
Free
Register
Forgot Password
 
Our Members Are From ...

  • Intertek Mineral Services - Indonesia
  • Sinarmas Energy and Mining - Indonesia
  • Energy Link Ltd, New Zealand
  • Infraline Energy - India
  • SASOL - South Africa
  • Dalmia Cement Bharat India
  • Edison Trading Spa - Italy
  • Borneo Indobara - Indonesia
  • Standard Chartered Bank - UAE
  • Directorate General of MIneral and Coal - Indonesia
  • Commonwealth Bank - Australia
  • MS Steel International - UAE
  • CoalTek, United States
  • Planning Commission, India
  • OPG Power Generation Pvt Ltd - India
  • Freeport Indonesia
  • RBS Sempra - UK
  • Riau Bara Harum - Indonesia
  • Bahari Cakrawala Sebuku - Indonesia
  • Runge Indonesia
  • Cigading International Bulk Terminal - Indonesia
  • Mercuria Energy - Indonesia
  • Essar Steel Hazira Ltd - India
  • PetroVietnam Power Coal Import and Supply Company
  • PNOC Exploration Corporation - Philippines
  • Sojitz Corporation - Japan
  • Argus Media - Singapore
  • Cement Manufacturers Association - India
  • Malco - India
  • Malabar Cements Ltd - India
  • Heidelberg Cement - Germany
  • Cemex - Philippines
  • Bharathi Cement Corporation - India
  • Maersk Broker
  • Shenhua Group - China
  • World Coal - UK
  • Gujarat Mineral Development Corp Ltd - India
  • Makarim & Taira - Indonesia
  • Vizag Seaport Private Limited - India
  • Bukit Makmur.PT - Indonesia
  • EMO - The Netherlands
  • Arutmin Indonesia
  • ACC Limited - India
  • Sindya Power Generating Company Private Ltd
  • WorleyParsons
  • Peabody Energy - USA
  • Asian Development Bank
  • TNB Fuel Sdn Bhd - Malaysia
  • Sucofindo - Indonesia
  • CNBM International Corporation - China
  • SGS (Thailand) Limited
  • TNPL - India
  • Manunggal Multi Energi - Indonesia
  • Karbindo Abesyapradhi - Indoneisa
  • Truba Alam Manunggal Engineering.Tbk - Indonesia
  • Deloitte Consulting - India
  • Thai Mozambique Logistica
  • Clarksons - UK
  • Cosco
  • Offshore Bulk Terminal Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Kumho Petrochemical, South Korea
  • ETA - Dubai
  • IOL Indonesia
  • CCIC - Indonesia
  • Indogreen Group - Indonesia
  • Qatrana Cement - Jordan
  • IHS Mccloskey Coal Group - USA
  • Thriveni
  • Coeclerici Indonesia
  • McKinsey & Co - India
  • Samsung - South Korea
  • Mitsui
  • Cargill India Pvt Ltd
  • Merrill Lynch Bank
  • Ind-Barath Power Infra Limited - India
  • Interocean Group of Companies - India
  • New Zealand Coal & Carbon
  • Moodys - Singapore
  • Posco Energy - South Korea
  • Cardiff University - UK
  • Kobe Steel Ltd - Japan
  • Tata Chemicals Ltd - India
  • Coal and Oil Company - UAE
  • Indo Tambangraya Megah - Indonesia
  • Indika Energy - Indonesia
  • Kartika Selabumi Mining - Indonesia
  • Idemitsu - Japan
  • Globalindo Alam Lestari - Indonesia
  • Surastha Cement
  • APGENCO India
  • PLN - Indonesia
  • Reliance Power - India
  • Gresik Semen - Indonesia
  • Jaiprakash Power Ventures ltd
  • The Treasury - Australian Government
  • Agrawal Coal Company - India
  • DBS Bank - Singapore
  • Ambuja Cements Ltd - India
  • Russian Coal LLC
  • Aboitiz Power Corporation - Philippines
  • Orica Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • Kideco Jaya Agung - Indonesia
  • BNP Paribas - Singapore
  • Xstrata Coal
  • Kalimantan Lumbung Energi - Indonesia
  • Mitra SK Pvt Ltd - India
  • Billiton Holdings Pty Ltd - Australia
  • KPCL - India
  • Chamber of Mines of South Africa
  • Total Coal South Africa
  • MEC Coal - Indonesia
  • Banpu Public Company Limited - Thailand
  • Samtan Co., Ltd - South Korea
  • Inco-Indonesia
  • Mjunction Services Limited - India
  • bp singapore
  • Economic Council, Georgia
  • Gupta Coal India Ltd
  • BRS Brokers - Singapore
  • UBS Singapore
  • IEA Clean Coal Centre - UK
  • Thiess Contractors Indonesia
  • Aditya Birla Group - India
  • Coal Orbis AG
  • Singapore Mercantile Exchange
  • Inspectorate - India
  • Bangladesh Power Developement Board
  • UOB Asia (HK) Ltd
  • Adaro Indonesia
  • Tata Power - India
  • Wood Mackenzie - Singapore
  • Jatenergy - Australia
  • Simpson Spence & Young - Indonesia
  • Meenaskhi Energy Private Limited - India
  • Thailand Anthracite
  • Asia Cement - Taiwan
  • Global Coal Blending Company Limited - Australia
  • Kaltim Prima Coal - Indonesia
  • Merrill Lynch Commodities Europe
  • Georgia Ports Authority, United States
  • TANGEDCO India
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited - India
  • Central Electricity Authority - India
  • Barasentosa Lestari - Indonesia
  • Ince & co LLP
  • Asmin Koalindo Tuhup - Indonesia
  • Vitol - Bahrain
  • Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission - India
  • Romanian Commodities Exchange
  • Platou - Singapore
  • Metalloyd Limited - United Kingdom
  • Vedanta Resources Plc - India
  • Japan Coal Energy Center
  • Enel Italy
  • Holcim Trading Pte Ltd - Singapore
  • HSBC - Hong Kong
  • GAC Shipping (India) Pvt Ltd
  • Pinang Coal Indonesia
  • Bangkok Bank PCL
  • Madhucon Powers Ltd - India
  • European Bulk Services B.V. - Netherlands
  • SMG Consultants - Indonesia
  • Coaltrans Conferences
  • White Energy Company Limited
  • JPMorgan - India
  • VISA Power Limited - India
  • India Bulls Power Limited - India
  • Directorate Of Revenue Intelligence - India
  • Dong Bac Coal Mineral Investment Coporation - Vietnam
  • Maheswari Brothers Coal Limited - India
  • Maruti Cements - India
  • Sical Logistics Limited - India
  • Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd - India
  • Adani Power Ltd - India
  • Indonesian Coal Mining Association
  • Bank of China, Malaysia
  • ANZ Bank - Australia
  • Eastern Coal Council - USA
  • Savvy Resources Ltd - HongKong
  • Power Finance Corporation Ltd., India
  • Eastern Energy - Thailand
  • Lafarge - France
  • The India Cements Ltd
  • GMR Energy Limited - India
  • Altura Mining Limited, Indonesia
  • Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd. - India
  • Grasim Industreis Ltd - India
  • U S Energy Resources
  • Bhoruka Overseas - Indonesia
  • Vijayanagar Sugar Pvt Ltd - India
  • Parliament of New Zealand
  • Dr Ramakrishna Prasad Power Pvt Ltd - India
  • Panama Canal Authority
  • Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk - Indonesia
  • Maybank - Singapore
  • Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, - India
  • Straits Asia Resources Limited - Singapore
  • Bank of America
  • South Luzon Thermal Energy Corporation
  • Vale Mozambique
  • Formosa Plastics Group - Taiwan
  • PowerSource Philippines DevCo
  • Latin American Coal - Colombia
  • Sakthi Sugars Limited - India
  • Shree Cement - India
  • Thomson Reuters GRC
  • PLN Batubara - Indonesia
  • Core Mineral Indonesia
  • Port Waratah Coal Services - Australia
  • Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd.
  • Carbofer General Trading SA - India
  • Attock Cement Pakistan Limited
  • Mercator Lines Limited - India
  • The University of Queensland
  • London Commodity Brokers - England
  • Bulk Trading Sa - Switzerland
  • ING Bank NV - Singapore
  • Africa Commodities Group - South Africa
  • Siam City Cement - Thailand
  • Alfred C Toepfer International GmbH - Germany
  • Glencore India Pvt. Ltd
  • Xindia Steels Limited - India
  • KPMG - USA
  • Coal India Limited
  • Siam City Cement PLC, Thailand
  • Kobexindo Tractors - Indoneisa
  • Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited - India
  • Platts
  • Jindal Steel & Power Ltd - India
  • Binh Thuan Hamico - Vietnam
  • Miang Besar Coal Terminal - Indonesia
  • Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd - Australia
  • Medco Energi Mining Internasional
  • ASAPP Information Group - India
  • Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd
  • Indian School of Mines
  • Trasteel International SA, Italy
  • PetroVietnam
  • Videocon Industries ltd - India
  • Britmindo - Indonesia
  • IMC Shipping - Singapore
  • Renaissance Capital - South Africa
  • Uttam Galva Steels Limited - India
  • Bhushan Steel Limited - India
  • Indonesia Power. PT
  • J M Baxi & Co - India
  • CESC Limited - India
  • Marubeni Corporation - India
  • SRK Consulting
  • Wilmar Investment Holdings
  • Coalindo Energy - Indonesia
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • Central Java Power - Indonesia
  • World Bank
  • Mechel - Russia
  • Kohat Cement Company Ltd. - Pakistan
  • Petrosea - Indonesia
  • TeaM Sual Corporation - Philippines
  • Rudhra Energy - India
  • Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Japan
  • PTC India Limited - India
  • Berau Coal - Indonesia
  • Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission - India
  • Fearnleys - India
  • Karaikal Port Pvt Ltd - India
  • Barclays Capital - USA
  • Goldman Sachs - Singapore
  • Humpuss - Indonesia
  • Timah Investasi Mineral - Indoneisa
  • Arch Coal - USA
  • Tamil Nadu electricity Board
  • Ceylon Electricity Board - Sri Lanka
  • Permata Bank - Indonesia
  • Ministry of Finance - Indonesia
  • KEPCO - South Korea
  • Orica Mining Services - Indonesia
  • Anglo American - United Kingdom
  • Ministry of Mines - Canada
  • CIMB Investment Bank - Malaysia
  • Petrochimia International Co. Ltd.- Taiwan
  • globalCOAL - UK
  • Geoservices-GeoAssay Lab
  • GNFC Limited - India
  • Salva Resources Pvt Ltd - India
  • Bukit Baiduri Energy - Indonesia
  • SUEK AG - Indonesia
  • Mintek Dendrill Indonesia
  • Minerals Council of Australia
  • GVK Power & Infra Limited - India
  • Sree Jayajothi Cements Limited - India
  • Thermax Limited - India
  • IBC Asia (S) Pte Ltd
  • EIA - United States
  • Australian Coal Association
  • Noble Europe Ltd - UK
  • Independent Power Producers Association of India
  • Indorama - Singapore
  • Gujarat Sidhee Cement - India
  • Ministry of Transport, Egypt
  • Credit Suisse - India
  • Star Paper Mills Limited - India
  • NTPC Limited - India
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers - Russia
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • KOWEPO - South Korea
  • McConnell Dowell - Australia
  • Antam Resourcindo - Indonesia
  • The State Trading Corporation of India Ltd
  • Bhatia International Limited - India
  • Coastal Gujarat Power Limited - India
  • International Coal Ventures Pvt Ltd - India
  • NALCO India
  • OCBC - Singapore
  • LBH Netherlands Bv - Netherlands
  • Lanco Infratech Ltd - India
  • GHCL Limited - India
  • ICICI Bank Limited - India
  • Filglen & Citicon Mining (HK) Ltd - Hong Kong
  • Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
  • Deutsche Bank - India
  • Oldendorff Carriers - Singapore
  • Jorong Barutama Greston.PT - Indonesia
  • JPower - Japan
  • GB Group - China
  • Kapuas Tunggal Persada - Indonesia
  • Rio Tinto Coal - Australia
  • Australian Commodity Traders Exchange
  • Bayan Resources Tbk. - Indonesia
  • Pendopo Energi Batubara - Indonesia
  • Tanito Harum - Indonesia
  • Parry Sugars Refinery, India