Maersk to Install Scrubbers On a ‘Limited Number of Vessels’ Ahead of 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

SINGAPORE/COPENHAGEN, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A.P. Moller-Maersk , the world's biggest container shipping group, will add devices to reduce harmful exhaust emissions to some of its ships ahead of new global fuel regulations starting in 2020. To combat air pollution, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations' shipping agency, has set global regulations to … [Read more...]

Eagle Bulk Reveals 19-Vessel Scrubber Initiative

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLE) announced today that it has entered into a series of agreements for the purchase of up to 37 exhaust gas cleaning systems (i.e., scrubbers) to be retrofitted on vessels within its fleet, becoming the latest shipping company to show its hand as it related 2020 low sulphur fuel compliance. The agreements announced Tuesday are … [Read more...]

More Ships Installing Scrubbers Ahead of 2020 – JBC

SINGAPORE, Aug 14 (Reuters) - An increase in the number of ships adding cleaning systems to their smokestacks will mean vessels will continue to burn a sizable amount of fuel oil once new sulphur regulations for the fuel go into effect, Vienna-based consultancy JBC Energy said on Tuesday. Ships installed with exhaust gas cleaning systems, known as scrubbers, are expected to … [Read more...]

Scrubber Installs Approaching 1,000 Ships Globally – Survey

The number of merchant ships with exhaust gas cleaning systems either installed or on order is approaching 1,000 ships worldwide, according to a survey by the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association. As of 31 May 2018, the number of ships with "scrubbers" installed or planned totaled 983. The survey noted that the number adoption of scrubbers seams to be rapidly … [Read more...]