Tag: Marine Scrubbers

Training paramount for optimum scrubber performance
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Training paramount for optimum scrubber performance

Norwegian scrubber supplier Yara Marine said that training on the use of scrubbers is essential to ensure optimum performance and urged owners and operators to see it as an investment that will pay off in a number of ways. The Norwegian company has delivered over 300 SOx scrubber systems to customers in all major shipping...

CSA 2020 executive director comments on bunker prices
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CSA 2020 executive director comments on bunker prices

Ian Adams, executive director of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 has released a statement on current bunker prices and the use of marine scrubbers, also known as exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS).  “Given the unprecedented circumstances we all find ourselves, we should not dwell too much on the narrowing fuel price spread. Bunker prices will...

Ultragas takes delivery of four Langh Tech scrubbers
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Ultragas takes delivery of four Langh Tech scrubbers

Danish shipping company Ultragas ApS has confirmed delivery of Langh Tech scrubbers to four of its semi-refrigerated gas tankers. The cooperation between Langh Tech and Ultragas started in summer 2018 and the deal includes the components for the scrubber system, commissioning, crew training and classification for four identical sister gas tanker vessels. The Langh Tech...

Low demand for ULCV will help supply-demand balance, says Drewry
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Low demand for ULCV will help supply-demand balance, says Drewry

A reduced appetite for ultra large container vessels (ULCV) among the major carriers will benefit the industry’s supply-demand balance, says Simon Heaney, senior manager, container research at Drewry and editor of the Container Forecaster. Heaney confirms that “aside from feeder ship replenishment, there has been no reaction from other lines to HMM’s mega-ship order and...

Yara opens office in Shanghai to meet scrubber demand
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Yara opens office in Shanghai to meet scrubber demand

Yara Marine Technologies has opened a new office in Shanghai to meet increasing demand for scrubbers that reduce emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx). Peter Strandberg, CEO, Yara Marine, explained that the new office Asia will help meet the rising demand for scrubbers across both retrofits and newbuilds, due to the implementation of the IMO’s global...

Scorpio Tankers confirms 52 scrubbers for retrofit
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Scorpio Tankers confirms 52 scrubbers for retrofit

Scorpio Tankers has announced an agreement to purchase 52 scrubbers worth US $79.6 million. 42 hybrid-ready scrubbers will be fitted across Scorpio’s fleet in 2019 and ten will be retrofitted in 2020. The design of the scrubbers means that they can be upgraded to closed-loop configuration at any time in the future. The agreement includes...

Scrubbers will best position us for 2020, say DHT CEOs
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Scrubbers will best position us for 2020, say DHT CEOs

DHT CEOs have confirmed the company is neither for nor against scrubbers but has taken the decision to retrofit two thirds of its VLCC fleet (16 vessels) with the technology as they feel this is the best way to position the company ahead of IMO 2020. Trygve P. Munthe and Svein Moxnes Harfjeld, Co-CEOs confirmed...

Singapore scrubber ban a victory, says Tsakos CEO
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Singapore scrubber ban a victory, says Tsakos CEO

The ban of open-loop scrubbers in the port of Singapore is a victory, Mr Nikolas Tsakos, president and chief executive officer, Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) and INTERTANKO chairman has said. During a TEN Q3 2018 Earnings conference call, Mr Tsakos said that the 2020 sulphur cap is a refining problem, not a shipping one. He...

MPC Container Ships doubles scrubbers’ order
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MPC Container Ships doubles scrubbers’ order

MPC Container Ships has confirmed it will equip an additional five vessels with scrubbers, following the announcement last month that it would retrofit scrubbers for 2020 compliance. Charters for six scrubber fitted vessels has also been agreed. The charter parties will be initiated after scrubber retrofitting and with a duration into 2022. The scrubber investments are...

Platts predicts scrubber peak at 6,000
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Platts predicts scrubber peak at 6,000

S&P Global Platts Analytics has estimated a peak of 6,000 scrubber installations after 2020 as economic incentives drop following the implementation of the IMO’s global sulphur cap. Scrubbers have an investment cost of around US $3-4 million but enable the burning of high-sulphur fuel, which is much cheaper than low-sulphur fuel. Analysts have predicted that...

Singapore bans open-loop scrubbers in port waters
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Singapore bans open-loop scrubbers in port waters

Singapore is banning the use of open-loop scrubbers in port waters from January 1, 2020. Ships visiting the port from January 2020 when the IMO’s global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap enters into force will be required to use low-sulphur compliant fuel. Ships operating hybrid scrubbers will have to switch to closed-loop mode for compliance....

OSM launches scrubber assistance programme
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OSM launches scrubber assistance programme

OSM Ship Management has launched a customer assistance programme to help shipping companies retrofit scrubbers in time for the IMO’s 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap in 2020. OSM’s project engineer Ilias Soultanias said that while the 2020 deadline is fast approaching, the industry is still quite indecisive when it comes to choosing a method...