With global fuel sulphur cap set to 0.50%, many may turn to the new generation of marine fuels – VLSFOs (illustration: The North of England P&I Association Limited)

New fuels and heat-sensitive cargo

The new fuels introduced to the bunker market are diverse in nature. However, one particular characteristic can prove troublesome if the vessel is carrying heat-sensitive cargo. Very-low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) is the umbrella term for […]

illustration: Foreship Ltd

Electrifying the merchant fleet

The time for broad-brush references to alternative energy sources has passed. If shipping is to halve its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) target for 2050, owners need precise […]