Tag: IMO 2020

Covid-19 weakens case for scrubbers
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Covid-19 weakens case for scrubbers

2020 and the global coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things for many industries, and the marine exhaust gas cleaning segment is no different. “The coronavirus turned our world upside down virtually overnight,” says Ina Reksten, Yara Marine Technologies COO. The scrubber market was in the middle of a historic boom due to the...

Seaspan opts for Alfa Laval steam solution to support IMO 2020 fuels
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Seaspan opts for Alfa Laval steam solution to support IMO 2020 fuels

Seaspan Ship Management has selected Alfa Laval to help resolve steam balance and redundancy issues connected to sulphur-compliant fuels. The solution, which is an integrated steam boiler plant comprising oil-fired steam production, waste heat recovery, advanced control and connectivity, will soon be implemented on eight Seaspan owned large container ships. Seaspan Ship Management is using...

UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban
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UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) container ship from entering its waters and ports for one year after the vessel was found to be carrying more than 700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil (HFO) when it docked at Jebel Ali in the UAE. The UAE’s Federal Transport Authority announced...

Foreship sees scrubber enquiries surge
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Foreship sees scrubber enquiries surge

Independent naval architect and marine engineering specialist Foreship reports a growing number of owners are reviewing their decisions on the best way to meet IMO 2020 emissions restrictions. The consultancy says it has seen an unprecedented surge of enquiries on how exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS, also known as scrubbers) can be fitted at short...

SAL adopts Inatech’s Smart Trader to navigate IMO 2020
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SAL adopts Inatech’s Smart Trader to navigate IMO 2020

German fleet operator SAL Heavy Lift has hired Inatech, a unit of Glencore, to ensure compliance with new low-sulphur emissions rules and optimise bunker strategies. Inatech, a specialist provider of energy trading risk management systems, has seen increased onboarding of its ‘Smart Trader’ app, which enables companies to map entire fleets of ships and visualise...

NCL secures hybrid scrubber deal with Wärtsilä
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NCL secures hybrid scrubber deal with Wärtsilä

Two cruise vessels owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will be fitted with Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber systems, customised to meet the specific needs of the two ships. The scrubbers will ensure that the two 325 metres long cruise liners, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, remain compliant with the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap of...

VLSFO associated with higher black carbon emissions than HFO
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VLSFO associated with higher black carbon emissions than HFO

Three weeks after the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) global regulation on sulphur content in fuel oil entered into force, new figures indicate that very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) compliant with the new regulation, is just as detrimental to the environment as conventional heavy fuel oil (HFO). Figures submitted by Finland and Germany to the...

China catches two ships violating IMO 2020
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China catches two ships violating IMO 2020

The Standard Club has confirmed that it has received reports of ships violating the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. Since January 1, 2020, there have been two separate ships in Chinese waters that have been found to be using non-compliant fuel. The first ship was under a port state control inspection in Qingdao China when...

Suez Canal Authority clears up confusion on open-loop scrubbers
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Suez Canal Authority clears up confusion on open-loop scrubbers

Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has announced that it will allow ships to burn heavy fuel oil (HFO) when transitioning the waterway and will not be required to use scrubbers when doing so. This goes against the IMO’s January 1, 2020 regulation that prohibits vessels from burning fuel with more than 0.5 per cent sulphur content....

iContainers foresees recurring challenges for shipping in 2020
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iContainers foresees recurring challenges for shipping in 2020

Online freight forwarder iContainers says 2019 was a year of uncertainty for the shipping industry, and that while certain sectors have seen improvements, the industry should remain alert for the challenges 2020 will bring. Even though the shipping industry will have new challenges to face in 2020, most of it will have a familiar feel....

Safe Bulkers signs scrubber service agreement with Alfa Laval
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Safe Bulkers signs scrubber service agreement with Alfa Laval

Greek dry bulk operator Safe Bulkers has signed a long-term agreement with Alfa Laval to service its 20 PureSox scrubber systems that were purchased from Alfa Laval in 2018. Safe Bulkers ordered PureSOx retrofits for 12 Post-Panamax vessels, 6 Kamsarmax vessels and 2 Capesize vessels, with deliveries running until March 2020. Almost 15 of those...