The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) is calling on governments to exercise “robust” enforcement of sulphur limits applicable to ships operating in Emission Control Areas in order to ensure that the industry is operating at a high level of compliance.Following discussion at the Council’s recent board meeting, BIMCO President John Denholm described this position as crucial to maintaining a level playing field for shipping companies operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) and ensuring that compliant companies were not left at a disadvantage.“The maritime industry will shortly experience an unprecedented rise in operating costs as countries bordering ECAs implement very low limits for sulphur content in the fuel oils used by ships,” Denholm said calling the governments of these countries to exercise robust enforcement of applicable sulphur limits. “Failure to do so would seriously expose compliant shipowners and operators who are bearing the high cost of ultra-low sulphur diesel oil,” he added.Press Release
Racing action returns to the Premier County tomorrow.Tipperary Racecourse will host an 8 race card behind closed doors with the first off at 1 o’clock.Andrew Hogan is manager at the Limerick Junction course. He says there’s been huge interest despite the restrictions in place due to Covid-19.“We’re only allowed one horse per stable – we have 106 stables and we have 106 runners so nothing to spare.”“We’ve a brilliant card now on Friday – great to kick off the flat. We’ve two nice 2 year old races so you’d be looking to see some of the stars of the future because Tipperary over the years has produced some great Classic winning horses.” Photo © Tipperary Racecourse
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – An exclusive starting field is guaranteed for a new race on the Deery Brothers Summer Series schedule.Ideal Ready Mix sponsors the $1,000 to win, minimum of $100 to start event on Friday, Oct. 3. Only drivers with perfect attendance through the first 18 IMCA Late Model tour events of the season and former series champions will be in the starting grid on opening night of the Ideal Ready Mix Liberty 100 Weekend. That weekend also marks the finale for the 28th annual Deery Series. “This race was one of the most anticipated on the tour a few seasons back but due to some changes in scheduling we had to discontinue the event,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “However, we’ve added the Liberty 100 to the Deery schedule in 2014 and it gave us the opportunity we were looking for to bring it back through the tremendous support of Ideal Ready Mix.“It will be a ‘can’t miss’ race featuring the best racers on the Deery Brothers Summer Series circuit, not only this year but in our history as well,” he added. More information about the event will be available from Yoder at the IMCA home office, 319 472-2201.