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IMO 2020 – Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry
Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry. The IMO 2020 sulfur cap and Ballast Water Treatment rules look set to cause massive disruption, and the continued implementation of worldwide Emission Control Areas (ECA) present fuel buyers and suppliers with new fuel choices, prices, equipment, logistical issues and quality challenges.

The Barrel Blog

February 01, 2018
The commoditization of the global LNG market has had implications across several associated industries, ranging from the gas-fired power sector to seaborne gas transportation.
January 10, 2018
It is evident from industry events these days that shipping is often either way down the agenda or overlooked completely. Alex Younevitch, managing editor for EMEA freight markets at S&P Global Platts, elaborates.
December 13, 2017
Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry. Our infographic to help you quickly identify the key challenges and prepare your business.
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News Headlines

London (Platts)--21 Feb 2018 1040 am EST/1540 GMT
Rotterdam terminal EMO, or Europees Massagoed Overslagbedrijf BV, the largest coal and iron ore storage and transshipment facility in Europe, said it had secured an extension to its land lease through to 2043.
SIngapore (Platts)--21 Feb 2018 904 am EST/1404 GMT
The East of Suez LR2 tanker market was steady Wednesday following fresh demand that supported the rates.
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Podcasts

Ukrainian corn: Can prices reach $190/mt with the US arb open?
February 13, 2018
- Ukrainian corn prices have risen to a 6-month, rising sharply since the turn of the year, making it the most expensive origination globally. Driving the surge is demand from China, which has bolstered fundamentals.
IMO 2020 countdown: Will refineries meet low sulfur bunker fuel demand?
February 08, 2018
- With 23 months to go, it is still uncertain whether refineries will be able to meet demand for low sulfur bunker fuel. We give our insight on what shippers can expect come 2020, when the IMO's global sulfur cap comes into effect.
Iranian tanker accident: Impact on shipping and oil markets
January 10, 2018
- How has the incident affected oil and tanker market activities in Asia?
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Published November 2014

Platts assesses open market rates for the chartering of dirty tankers, clean tankers and barges.


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