Tag: <span>IMO 2020</span>

CSA hits back at comments describing scrubber wash water as ‘acidic sludge’
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CSA hits back at comments describing scrubber wash water as ‘acidic sludge’

Following the release of a report by environmental group ICCT, the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) has expressed its concerns around the wrong perception of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (scrubbers) and wash water discharges portrayed in the publication. “We welcome all scientific inquiries on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems that are objective and well-researched. However, in the...

Maritec advises shipowners on how to be IMO 2020 compliant
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Maritec advises shipowners on how to be IMO 2020 compliant

Singapore-based independent test and research facility Maritec is advising shipowners on how best to meet IMO 2020 fuel testing requirements following reports of excessive sulphur in some very low sulphur fuel oils. In a Technical Bulletin issued to customers in December, Maritec reports several cases where tested very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) manifold samples...

Tailwinds of 2020
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Tailwinds of 2020

Shipping has faced some historically significant challenges last year. It opened with IMO 2020, the greatest change in fuel regulation in this century, and ended with the maritime community trying to come to grips with crew changes in such a time of crisis. How has the maritime technology sector fared? Here is a take on...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding completes 22 scrubber retrofits
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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding completes 22 scrubber retrofits

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s marine sulphur oxides (SOx) scrubbers have been successfully installed on 22 ships across three ship types during the last 8 months. The DIA-SOx scrubbers have been installed as scheduled despite COVID-19 restrictions. Remote commissioning conducted via close communication and cooperation with the engineers of its local partners in China and Singapore respectively enabled...

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...

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...

Trefoil mandates Inatech to handle Dutch ‘double whammy’ of risks with IMO 2020
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Trefoil mandates Inatech to handle Dutch ‘double whammy’ of risks with IMO 2020

Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg bunker supplier Trefoil has mandated Inatech to overhaul its management systems in the face of new customs rules that further complicate the region’s bunker business after IMO 2020. In the post IMO 2020 environment the speed of business and the scale of risk has gone up. This requires quicker decision making...

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...