For suppliers facing the SOx scrubber boom, production shortcuts can be tempting. But you  will rely on your SOx scrubbers throughout the vessel lifetime, so there’s no room for compromises on materials or quality. 

Hapag-Lloyd is the latest major container line to announce a fuel charge to cover the costs of using compliant low sulphur fuel for the 2020 sulphur cap.

Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) president, Theodore Veniamis has attacked the "intense negativism" towards ocean-going shipping by some sectors, which he also says display a "hypocritical" stance on the issue of environmental protection regarding shipping.

As the deadline for 2020 sulphur cap fast approaches compatibility and availability of compliant fuels are top concerns for shipowners and managers and ExxonMobil is keen to assure customers on both counts as it released details of its 2020 compliant fuels range this week.

Outgoing Intercargo chairman John Platsidakis took a number of swipes at regulators during his farewell speech at the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners’ agm in London this week.

Singapore, the world's largest bunkering port, is gearing up for the start of the 0.5% sulphur cap in 2020.

A 0.5% low sulphur emission control area (ECA) has come into force in China's Yangtze Delta impacting vessels calling some of the world's largest ports.

The question as to whether or not to fit scrubbers was in focus at a Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE branch meeting recently.

DHT Holdings has raised $50m in financing for its scrubber retrofit programme.

Major container lines Ocean Network Express (ONE), Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and APL all say that the costs of complying with the 2020 low sulphur cap will have to be passed onto customers.

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