Uncertain options for IMO 2020 sulfur cap, but disruptions expected – analyst

While analysts expect disruptions in the coal export and import markets, solutions to the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 sulfur cap remain unclear, a Wood Mackenzie analyst said in a report. Starting January 1, 2020, the current 3.5% sulfur cap will fall to 0.5% per IMO regulations. “Coal companies relying on ocean transport should brace for […]

Lloyd’s Register grants AiP to Jiangnan LNG dual-fuelled vessel

At leading international maritime trade fair SMM, which is currently being held in Hamburg (Germany), Lloyd’s Register (LR) granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) to China’s Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co., Ltd’s (Jiangnan) new LNG dual-fuelled newcastlemax bulk carrier vessel. Jiangnan prepared the design for the newcastlemax with dual-fuel LNG propulsion, developing an ‘LNG Dual Fuel […]


Guangzhou Ship and Ocean Engineering Design and Research Institute will begin designing a new deep-medium channel geological exploration vessel, to be built at Guangzhou Shipyard International. This will be the first self-elevating geological exploration platform vessel to be designed by the institute. Other features include a hydraulic jack-up leg lifting device and a pile leg design. […]