Right now, the 2020 sulphur cap is on all of our minds. That was especially clear a few weeks ago as I was speaking at a customer seminar in Tokyo. The participants asked a lot of excellent questions, most of which dealt with the same theme: what will next year’s fuels look like and how do we deal practically with the challenges they pose?

The appearance of stricter local water discharge regulations for the shipping industry may affect exhaust gas cleaning systems. With the potential for further discharge limits down the road, how can ship owners be sure about the future?

Right now, the 2020 sulphur cap is on all of our minds. That was especially clear a few weeks ago as I was speaking at a customer seminar in Tokyo. The participants asked a lot of excellent questions, most of which dealt with the same theme: what will next year’s fuels look like and how do we deal practically with the challenges they pose?

Alfa Laval has received US Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for PureBallast 3 with the largest reactor in its range of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS).

Alfa Laval has confirmed a deal to supply 30 ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) over the next four years to the entire fleet of Oslo-based Bulkship Management.

When a SOx scrubber is installed, it becomes vital to the vessel’s compliance and fuel economy. This makes choosing a scrubber more than a choice of technology. The supplier behind the scrubber must also be able to safeguard its performance – wherever the vessel sails and throughout the scrubber’s lifetime.

At sea since 2009, Alfa Laval PureSOx has the record other SOx scrubbers can only aspire to. Every PureSOx system ever sold is in operation and in compliance. 

Safe Bulkers is to install Alfa Laval scrubbers on half its fleet with the work carried out at Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry (CSHI) shipyards next year.

Alfa Laval has added a fifth system to its PureBallast 3 range of ballast water management systems that has a large flow rate of 1,500 m3/h.

PureBallast 3 Computer-Based Training (CBT) is a complement to face-to-face instruction that lets crews learn about PureBallast 3 – anytime, anywhere.

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