In the wake of IMO 2020, the Chinese New Year and the coronavirus, the more than usual uncertainty has generated rough sailing throughout all sectors of shipping.
Despite numerous tales of scrubber installation delays shipyard ASRY in Bahrain says it has retrofitted an exhaust gas cleaning system to a VLCC in 33 days.
With IMO 2020 less than 24 hours away from coming into force owners with scrubbers look likely to be quids up while, those needing to buy compliant fuel on the spot market face high prices, according to analysts.
It’s been one of the most hotly debated questions of the last 18 – 24 months in shipping – whether or not to invest in scrubbers to comply with the IMO 2020 global low sulphur cap for marine fuel.
More than 10% of the world’s containership capacity will be fitted with scrubbers by January 2020 when IMO’s global 0.5% fuel sulphur cap comes into effect, according to analyst Alphaliner.
Scrubber manufacturer Pacific Green Technologies is expanding with a new Asia office in Hong Kong.
China’s Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute (SMDERI) has unveiled its inhouse developed ‘special’ fans for use with exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), which is expected to rise in demand come 2020.
Scrubber retrofits have taken out some 839,100 teu of containership capacity, or 3.6% of the fleet, according to analyst Alphaliner.
A new independent study conducted by Netherlands-based CE Delft has found negligible environmental impact from accumulated scrubber wash water in ports, the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has highlighted...
The hype around the use of open-loop scrubbers is risking the loss of focus on key issues of human health and the environment, the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) has said.