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Platform pirates and unicorns – the end of shipping as we know it?

The opening conference at Nor-Shipping sought to try and illuminate the disruption that shipping faces with opinions from both industry and non-industry voices. For the generally very practically minded shipping executive the presentations took us on a voyage to platform pirates and unicorns.

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80% of scrubbers are open-loop: DNV GL

The vast majority of over 3,000 scrubber installations to ships are for open-loop systems despite concerns over washwater, with some countries banning use in their waters, according to classification society DNV GL.

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Charting a course to decarbonise shipping

The decarbonisation of shipping and the IMO targets for CO2 reductions by 2030 and 2050 have thrown open the question as to what will be the future fuel, or fuels, of the industry. It is a complex question with no single silver bullet, and one which classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is involved with on a global basis in trying to find a solution to.

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