Stena Bulk Opts for Scrubbers on 16 Tankers

Tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has announced a major investment in scrubber systems to be installed on sixteen of its vessels before the IMO's new sulphur emissions cap deadline. The company says the sixteen exhaust gas cleaning units will be installed on board 10 IMOIIMAXes, 5 Suezmaxes, and one of its standard MR vessels. The systems represent a total investment of … [Read more...]

Scrubbers Seen Costing Megaships ‘At Least 200 TEU’

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - Scrubbers installed on ultra-large large container vessels (ULCVs) could take up “at least 200 teu” of container slots, according to Alphaliner. The consultant estimated this loss on Evergreen’s G-Class 20,150 teu newbuild, the Ever Govern, under construction at in Japan, compared with an already delivered sister vessel. Alphaliner said it … [Read more...]

Scrubber Debate Heats Up as EC Calls on IMO to Restrict Use

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - The pro-scrubber Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 has strongly criticised the EC for urging the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to restrict the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) in ports around the world. But vessels fitted with scrubbers are in high demand and at least a third of newbuild vessels will have them, … [Read more...]

UAE’s Fujairah Port is Latest to Ban Open-Loop Scrubbers

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates has become the latest major port to ban a type of fuel exhaust cleaning system to comply with a coming tightening in rules regarding global sulphur emissions, mirroring similar moves in Singapore and China. Under International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules that come into effect … [Read more...]

China Bans Discharge from Open-Loop Scrubbers in Some Waters

For now, the ban applies only to wash water discharges in inland ECAs, port waters in domestic emission control areas, and in Bohai Bay, but a full ban on open-loop scrubbers could be adopted soon.  BEIJING/SINGAPORE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - China's maritime authority has banned the discharge of "wash water" used in ships to strip hazardous sulphur emissions from … [Read more...]