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29 February 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:26 GMT+1

November 14, 2019

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Assarmatori denunciation that some suppliers of bunker take advantage of norms IMO 2020 on the fuel for speculative activities

The specific association that such practical happen in some ports and in particular to Naples

Assarmatori has denounced lead speculative activities in some Italian ports from bunker suppliers that the shipowning association Italian accusation to take advantage of to they undue advantage the next effectiveness of the norms on naval fuels agreed in center IMO, than from next the first January imposes the fuel employment with the maximum sulfur tenor of 0.50%. Assarmatori has specified that "in some ports, in particular to Naples, the concessionary societies of the service of marine fuel supply have informed the shipowners of the fact that, in advance regarding the expiration of first fixed January 2020 from the International Maritime Organization, to short will not have more than reserves of the Ifo fuel up to now in use. That it means that they will be able to carry out refuelings single with the fuel Ifo 0.5%, that has a meaningfully greater cost of first".

"It is the case to restate - it has evidenced the shipowning association - than the international norms sanction for the beginning of the next year the obligatory nature of I use of the fuels Ifo 0.5% in order to reach the objective to reduce of seven times the sulfur emissions. All the burdens for the adaptation to the normative new I am to complete cargo of the navigation companies that to surprise risk today, and this regards especially those assets on national lines and that necessaries acquire the fuel in Italy, of having to anticipate these extra costs with strongly impattanti consequences on their budgets".

"In this way - it has found the president of Assarmatori, Stefano Messina - an economic damage to the enterprises of navigation and an undue gain for those people is created (all the concessionaires in the national ports has fortunately not adopted this conduct) that, through an abuse of their dominant position, they impose an improper cost to the enterprises".

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