Tag: Regulatory Compliance

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...

Clean Marine and FMSI complete merger
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Clean Marine and FMSI complete merger

Clean Marine AS and FMSI have finalised a previously announced business combination to create one of the world’s leading suppliers of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) also known as scrubbers. The merged company will operate under the Clean Marine brand and will provide a fully integrated offering, including Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) expertise, significant capacity,...

Carisbrooke optimises BWT compliance with DIY installation
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Carisbrooke optimises BWT compliance with DIY installation

UK shipowner and management company Carisbrooke Shipping has adopted a novel approach to ballast water treatment (BWT) compliance, installing its latest two systems from Optimarin during normal operations, with its own crewmembers, ensuring zero downtime and maximum efficiency and earnings. The firm, which controls a fleet of general cargo vessels from its base in the...

Marfin Management deploys BunkerTrace’s fuel management solution
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Marfin Management deploys BunkerTrace’s fuel management solution

Ship manager Marfin Management S.A.M. is teaming up with marine fuels tracking solution company, BunkerTrace to manage its marine fuel use and ensure regulatory compliance. Using synthetic DNA markers at specific points of the supply chain, each transaction will be recorded in a blockchain-based solution. This new partnership demonstrates the readiness of the BunkerTrace solution...

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....

Rivertrace SMART ESM granted DNV GL statement of compliance
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Rivertrace SMART ESM granted DNV GL statement of compliance

Following exhaustive system testing and review, Rivertrace has received a statement of compliance from DNV GL for its exhaust scrubber washwater monitor – SMART ESM. Any washwater used by wet scrubber systems to remove pollutants from exhaust gas must be monitored to ensure it meets IMO regulations for water quality parameters prior to discharge to...

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...

CSA 2020 shipowners tell of scrubber experiences
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CSA 2020 shipowners tell of scrubber experiences

Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 are advising those shipowners looking to install marine exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers, as way of meeting the 2020 global sulphur cap requirements to ensure that manufacturers, shipyards and installers are using quality, high-end materials. Based on the collective experience gained from more...

Six ways to spend less and add value in 2020
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Six ways to spend less and add value in 2020

It will be a rare fleet manager or marine superintendent who isn’t looking for ways to make year-on-year cost savings as we edge closer to 2020. The rising cost of compliance – in particular the IMO2020 fuel switch – together with short term trade disruptions and the need for increased investment in monitoring and managing...

Shell Marine publishes white paper on cylinder oils for 2020
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Shell Marine publishes white paper on cylinder oils for 2020

Shell Marine has published a new White Paper that offers shipowners and operators guidance on cylinder oils and engine care to ensure a smooth transition to IMO 2020. ‘IMO 2020 Ready’ from Shell Marine sets out the commercial, operational and technical challenges faced by customers before, during and after the regulatory deadline. The publication gives...

Prepare for a new normal in environmental compliance, says Castrol
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Prepare for a new normal in environmental compliance, says Castrol

Lubricants supplier Castrol has advised the shipping industry to expect a period of ‘new normal’; where continuous change in environmental compliance standards is driven by regulation, adding layers of technical complexity for owners and operators. As the industry examines its current and future fuel choices in preparation for compliance with IMO 2020, Castrol warns that...