Weaker Scrubber Demand Takes Shine Off Alfa Laval’s Results

STOCKHOLM, July 17 (Reuters) - Sweden's Alfa Laval reported a fall in quarterly orders on Wednesday on weaker-than-expected demand for ship exhaust cleaners and pumping systems, sending its shares sharply lower. Demand for so-called scrubbers which strip out sulphur from marine fuel has boosted the engineering group as well as Wartsila in the past few years as shipowners … [Read more...]

MSC Continues Ship Upgrades to Make Up for Lost Scrubber Slots

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - MSC has signed a new contract with Cargotec’s MacGregor to upgrade the container intake on six 16,000 teu vessels to mitigate the loss of slots as a result of the installation of scrubber systems. It follows a contract awarded at the end of 2017 to the hatch cover specialist to “optimise the carrying capabilities” of 31 14,000 teu … [Read more...]

Matson to Install Scrubbers on Six Vessels

U.S. shipping line Matson has kicked off the installation of exhaust gas cleaning systems, aka scrubbers, on six of its vessels deployed as part of its compliance strategy with International Maritime Organization (IMO) low sulphur fuel regulations that will take effect on January 1, 2020. Three of the vessels will receive the new equipment in 2019 and the … [Read more...]

More Carriers Turn to Scrubbers Ahead of IMO 2020

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - Around 16% of the ocean carrier global fleet – equating to 36% in terms of teu capacity – will be equipped with exhaust gas cleaning scrubber systems to comply with the IMO 2020 0.5% sulphur cap, according to Alphaliner. Ships with approved scrubber systems installed will be allowed to continue to burn heavy fuel oil (HFO) after 1 January … [Read more...]

Yara Installs Scrubber System on Record-Setting 80MW Ship Engine

Oslo-based Yara Marine Technologies says it has installed an inline hybrid scrubber system on board an ultra-large containership in what is believed to be the largest installation of exhaust gas cleaning system to date. Yara said the exhaust gas cleaning system was installed for an undisclosed customer in the ultra-large container segment. At 80 megawatts, the engine is … [Read more...]