The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been working to reduce harmful impacts of shipping on the environment since the 1960s..
The regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships (Annex VI) seek to control airborne emissions from ships (sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ozone depleting substances (ODS), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and shipboard incineration) and their contribution to local and global air pollution, human health issues and environmental problems..
In April 2018, more than 100 Member States met at the United Nations IMO in London and adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels..
Below is a perspective from Durand Richard of Linsen Nambi Bunker Services on the impact of IMO 2020 on the South African maritime landscape..
Bunkers are a critical component of ship operations and one of the most cost intensive.. Bunkering services and service providers such as a bunker barge operator play a crucial role in maritime shipping worldwide..
All major ports around the world offer this as part of their service suite, to attract more vessels, increase efficiency, increase revenue and create local employment..
We caught up with Durand Naidoo, MD of Linsen Nambi Bunkering Services in South Africa and as per him, here is what a day in the life of a bunker barge operator looks like..