The last six months has seen the interest in exhaust gas scrubbers soar as owners see a potential major opex savings versus using low sulphur fuel – so what are the economic benefits and what the pitfalls?
And on the economic front it’s definitely good news for the manufacturers:
We keep being told that smart shipping is supposed save owners and managers money and Paul Stanley, ceo of GNS, explained exactly how they are trying to make that a reality in the world of electronic navigation:
Speaking of navigation the area around the Sulu – Celebes Sea and Sabah, East Malaysia remains one to avoid if possible as the threat of seafarers being kidnapped for ransom is still a very real one:
Also on the seafarering front there is the question as to whether the Philippines has done enough to pass its latest European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit:
As the offshore market starts to recover the consolidation game is very much in play with another rig owner merger announced last week:
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