Tag: Scrubbers

Retrofit bottleneck a reality, says Goltens’ Maarten Jeronimus
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Retrofit bottleneck a reality, says Goltens’ Maarten Jeronimus

Urgency around the installation of scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) has set in according to Maarten Jeronimus, VP Goltens Europe and responsible for Goltens Worldwide Green Technologies. “Whether it’s exhaust cleaning or ballast water management, they know there’s no way around compliance. But so many have waited to make their moves that the...

Wallenius Wilhelmsen supports scrubbers and joins CSA 2020
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen supports scrubbers and joins CSA 2020

Wallenius Wilhelmsen is the latest shipowner to join the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), an organisation that provides education and support on the use of scrubbers for cleaner and compliant shipping operations. To comply with the IMO’s 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap, the Norwegian/Swedish shipping company plans to install scrubbers across 23 of its...

Spliethoff secures EUR 110m for scrubbers and BWTS
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Spliethoff secures EUR 110m for scrubbers and BWTS

Dutch ship management company Spliethoff has secured a EUR 110.4 million loan for the installation of scrubbers and ballast water management systems (BWMS) across 42 of its vessels. The loan has been provided by ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) as part of a EUR 300 million joint EIB-ING Green Shipping Partnership, signed in...

Scrubber washwater safe for ocean environment, finds study
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Scrubber washwater safe for ocean environment, finds study

A three-year study has found that scrubber washwater is “effective and safe for the ocean environment”, according to Ian Adams, executive director, Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020. The study, which was led by Carnival, compared 281 washwater samples from 53 scrubber-equipped cruise ships to generate the largest washwater data set in the marine industry. The...

CSA raises concerns over EC scrubber proposal
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CSA raises concerns over EC scrubber proposal

The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has expressed strong concerns about a proposal submitted by the European Commission (EC) urging the IMO to change its scrubber guidelines. The proposal, which the EC submitted to the IMO this month calls for “evaluation and harmonisation” of scrubber discharges across all ports, world-wide. The proposal is intended...

MSC secures US $439m loan for 86 scrubbers
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MSC secures US $439m loan for 86 scrubbers

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has secured a US $439 million loan for scrubbers to meet the IMO’s 2020 0.5 per cent sulphur cap. The scrubbers will be installed on 86 MSC containerships. Law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) is advising lending company BNP Paribas on the loan. There are four other banks also acting...

Base port discharge rules on scientific fact, urges CSA 2020
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Base port discharge rules on scientific fact, urges CSA 2020

The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has called upon the global maritime industry to ensure it does not single out scrubber washwater when coastal states and port authorities adopt local regulations to reduce the impact of shipping on ports and harbours. CSA has responded to reports that coastal states and ports are implementing rules that...

China publishes new air emissions requirements
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China publishes new air emissions requirements

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued new air emissions requirements, affecting certain-sized vessels entering and operating in Chinese waters. The new requirements, which entered into force on January 1, 2019 cover the China Domestic Emission Control Area (ECA) and Ship’s Energy Consumption Data Reporting. The first plan is an upgrade to the 2015...

Polaris Shipping orders seven open-loop scrubbers
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Polaris Shipping orders seven open-loop scrubbers

Polaris Shipping will retrofit seven of its vessels with Langh Tech open-loop scrubbers. The agreement between Langh Tech, Polaris Shipping, and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding (STX O&S) includes four 180K bulkers and three 300K VLOCs. The scrubber installations will be done as turn key deliveries by STX O&S. Delivery of components for the multi-inlet scrubbers...

BIMCO confirms China has not placed a full ban on scrubbers
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BIMCO confirms China has not placed a full ban on scrubbers

BIMCO has revealed that China’s ban on open-loop scrubbers in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) may extend to cover all Chinese waters in the near future. BIMCO said that sources familiar with the open-loop scrubber ban have confirmed that while the ban is currently limited to China’s ECAs, a full ban on open-loop scrubbers is not...

China bans open-loop scrubbers
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China bans open-loop scrubbers

China has officially banned the use of open-loop scrubbers in the country’s Emission Control Areas (ECAs) from January 1, 2019. The ban will prohibit vessels from using open-loop scrubbers that discharge wastewater. The ban does not apply to closed-loop scrubbers. Vessels installed with open-loop mode only scrubbers will have to switch to an alternative fuel...

Eastern Pacific Shipping secures $40m for scrubbers
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Eastern Pacific Shipping secures $40m for scrubbers

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has secured a US $40 million green loan from BNP Paribas for the purchase and installation of scrubbers on a fleet owned by Quantum Pacific Shipping (QPS). The green loan can only be used for investments that are sustainable and have a positive impact on the environment. The loan was made...