As regulations on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions loom for shipping, simply using less fuel will be one way to help meet environmental targets, and also potentially save cost from more…
AP Moller - Maersk has moved to ensure a supply of 0.5% low sulphur fuel oil come 2020 with a joint bunkering facility with Vopak in the Port of Rotterdam.
Maersk Line remains against scrubbers as an option to comply with the 0.5% IMO global sulphur cap from 2020 although may invest in “a few”.
The introduction of the 0.5% low sulphur cap for marine fuels from 2020 is expected to increase losses dues to machinery failures according to insurer QBE.
There has been a sharp upturn in the number of owners opting to fit scrubbers to newbuildings when ordering at Korean shipyards.
In the largest ballast water management systems (BWMS) retrofitting order to date NYK has contracted Chinese manufacturer Sunrui for 89 vessels.
Scorpio Tankers is buying 55 Ecochlor ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and taking a minor stake in the company.