Latest Customer Update
Thankfully the Coronavirus Covid-19 crisis has begun to stabilise in China, but the effects of the virus are being increasingly felt by other countries across the world. Here at IMI we are preparing for all eventualities to ensure our client’s operations continue to run as smoothly as possible. At IMI we are planning for every eventuality over the next few weeks as the pandemic takes hold. We have taken all necessary precautions to be able to continue to deliver services for our customers with the majority of IMI staff able to work from home if the government mandates that step is required. Please be reassured that most of our services can be provided to our customers remotely, and we have the IT capability to do that. At IMI we are acutely aware that you may have concerns. We will endeavour to keep you informed of further updates to the situation and any that require a change in implementation over the coming weeks.
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Cutting Sulphur Oxide Emissions
The new regulation set by the International Maritime Organisation has been designed to reduce sulphur oxide emissions. This is to be effective from January 1st 2020 onwards and it aims to put the shipping sector on the path towards a more environmentally friendly future. The IMO 2020 regulation applies to all ships on international and domestic voyages. The price of the new IMO compliant fuels is expected to fluctuate due to limited supply and high demand with potential to affect both the vessel owners and shippers but all shippers are adding surcharges to their FCL rates and this is working through LCL too. Overall rates are therefore higher, but we applaud this initiative to clean up the environment.