Business, Fuel, Logistics

Shipping Industry Group Aims for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

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BERLIN — The International Maritime Organization said Oct. 5 that its members will aim for “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050, following a commitment to the same goal by the world’s airline industry a day earlier.

October 5, 2021

Maffei Named Maritime Commission Chairman

Daniel Maffei of FMC at swearing-in ceremony Daniel Maffei is sworn in as Federal Maritime Commission chairman. (

The Biden administration tapped Daniel Maffei to lead the Federal Maritime Commission, the agency announced recently.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Maritime Shipping Industry, Asian Nations Object to EU Pollution Plan

Container ship Meratus Waingapu sails near Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Nov. 14. Container ship Meratus Waingapu sails near Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Nov. 14. (Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg News)

Plans to extend the world’s biggest carbon market into shipping drew criticism from the industry and Asian nations, highlighting growing conflict over Europe’s unprecedented moves to protect the environment.

Ewa Krukowska | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Diesel Fuel Market Stable as IMO Mandate Takes Hold

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One month after the International Maritime Organization’s mandate prohibiting the use of heavily polluting bunker fuel in cargo and cruise ships began, oil industry analysts said the diesel fuel market is stable.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 28, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Prices Remain Stable as IMO 2020 Mandate Set to Begin

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Years of planning and preparation by the ocean shipping, oil and trucking industries are set to pay off as adequate supplies of diesel fuel are expected to be ready now that an International Maritime Organization mandate for the use of lower polluting fuel on ocean vessels is about to take effect.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 30, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Fuel-Trading Routes Revamped as 2020 Dynamics Take Hold

Devon oil tanker A view of the Persian Gulf from inside Devon, an oil tanker transferring oil to exporting markets. (Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg)

Shippers have fewer than three weeks until new rules kick in forcing them to burn cleaner fuels, but the regulations are already redefining key trade routes in the global oil-product markets.

Jack Wittels | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2019
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Commodity Shippers Struggle to Obtain 2020-Compliant Fuel

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Ships are struggling to obtain the fuels they need to test them in time for the start of sweeping environmental legislation that takes effect in six weeks’ time, a situation that could ultimately result in vessels having to temporarily halt trading.

November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Petroleum Institute Chief Economist Optimistic About Diesel Supply

Port of Oakland Shipping containers sit stacked on the Kota Cabar cargo ship arriving at the Port of Oakland in July 2018. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — The oil refining industry is ready for an upcoming mandate on the type of fuel to be used by the maritime industry, but shippers are scrambling to get ready as the deadline draws near.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

New Shipping Fuel Rules Are Starting to Rock the Oil Market

Ship at China port The Soro Enshi containership sails from Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China, on July 10, 2018. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

They may still be six months away, but new rules on marine fuels are already sending shock waves through the little-known world of refinery feedstocks.

Jack Wittels | Bloomberg News
July 3, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Diesel Prices May Increase as Cargo Industry Makes 2020 Fuel Switch, Experts Say

Diesel Prices A refinery and a pump jack in an oil field near Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News)

The looming adoption of a mandate that will require maritime vessels to burn cleaner fuel is projected to put upward pressure on diesel prices next year, but transportation experts are more concerned about how the change will affect the supply of diesel fuel for trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 3, 2019