Flash Point recording on BDN’s to become mandatory
Issued: 2024-03-06 16:48:51 UTC

Currently reporting the fuels flashpoint on BDN is not a mandatory requirement. However, from 1st May 2024, BDN must state the specific flashpoint value of the fuel

Update on Electronic BDN’s
Issued: 2024-01-19 16:37:44 UTC

The IMO have now confirmed that electronic BDN's are acceptable as an alternative to the usual hard copy. Lloyd's Register have now issued a class news bulletin regarding this.

Please find a bu...

Webinar Invitation - Optimising Compliance Under the EU's New Emissions Regime
Issued: 2024-01-12 11:48:18 UTC

The EU has set ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by 40% by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions from this sector by 2050. To achieve this goal, a series of new regul...

Update on Fuel Contamination in US Gulf Area
Issued: 2023-12-18 17:40:20 UTC

This update follows our previous bulletin from July, where we highlighted problems experienced by some vessels after bunkering in Houston and New Orleans and some of the chemicals found in those fu...

IMO publishes interim guidance on the calculations of biofuel carbon conversion factor (CF) for IMO DCS and CII calculations
Issued: 2023-07-13 12:30:10 UTC

On the agenda of MEPC 80 which concluded last week, biofuels for marine use was discussed specifically in relation to defining the calculation methodology for biofuel’s Conversion Factor (CF) for I...

Fuel for thought – A Webinar
Issued: 2023-05-22 15:41:09 UTC

The demand for methanol is being pushed by regulatory pressures, both at the regional and international level.

Lloyd’s Register is hosting a webinar which will introduce our new methanol report ...

Decision Pathway for Biofuel Procurement
Issued: 2023-04-18 17:59:27 UTC

Dear FOBAS Client,

With the drive towards a decarbonised future gaining momentum, shipping has seen an increasing interest in renewable fuels. Biofuels are increasingly being considered as a po...

LR Issues Guidance Notes for Approvals and Use of Marine Biofuels
Issued: 2023-02-07 13:48:33 UTC

With the drive towards a decarbonised future gaining momentum, shipping has seen an increasing interest in renewable fuels such as biofuels. Many are considering biofuels as an interim solution.


Tracking the true carbon intensity of green fuels
Issued: 2023-01-26 16:05:05 UTC

As shipowners and operators look toward transitioning to zero carbon fuels, how can buyers of fuel that is sold as being "green" be assured that it was produced, transported and handled in a truly ...

Israel to introduce 0.10% ECA
Issued: 2023-01-19 11:02:41 UTC

There is an upcoming introduction of an Israeli domestic Emissions Control Area which will become effective from 23rd February 2023. Please find attached a bulletin which provides further informat...


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