Friday, January 15, 2021

Return of Bunker Surcharges Possible as Low Sulphur Fuel Spread Widens

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – As oil prices head north again, ocean carriers are preparing to ramp up low-sulphur fuel surcharges to add to the misery of shippers struggling with sky-high...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 3200

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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HSFO Demand Jumps as More Ships Install Scrubbers

By Ann Koh and Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) — An increase in vessels being fitted with pollution-reducing kits and unusually strong demand for container shipping is providing a boost to the dirtiest...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 2510

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Maritime News

Scrubber Installs Plummet as Low Fuel Prices Negate Cost Advantages

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Although now nearly a quarter of the world’s containership fleet by capacity is fitted with exhaust gas cleaning scrubber technology, new retrofit orders for...

July 22, 2020
Total Views: 55

Friday, June 12, 2020
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Pandemic Forces Ship Owners to Shelve Scrubber Plans

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – Ship owners are postponing or canceling the installation of “scrubbers” that extract harmful sulfur emissions from their vessels as the coronavirus pandemic tightens...

June 12, 2020
Total Views: 13

Friday, February 21, 2020
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Carriers That Invested in Scrubbers May Find the Cost Higher Than Expected

By Gavin van Marle – Shipping lines that have invested in scrubber technology to comply with the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulations may be forced to reconsider the wisdom of their investment,...

February 21, 2020
Total Views: 41

Friday, January 31, 2020
Ship Scrubbers
Maritime News

Coronavirus Seen Slowing Scrubber Installs in China

TOKYO/SINGAPORE, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Shipping companies may face delivery delays of vessels fitted with exhaust gas filtering equipment that complies with anti-pollution rules that kicked in this year due to the...

January 31, 2020
Total Views: 50

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Maritime News

Scrubber Queue Grows Ahead of IMO 2020

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Another containership fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber) is added to the global fleet every 10 hours, according to Alphaliner data. However,...

December 12, 2019
Total Views: 51

Monday, November 18, 2019
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Maritime News

Malaysia Bans Open-Loop Scrubbers

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Malaysia has prohibited the use of open-loop scrubbers by ships plying Malaysian waters, as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy joins the growing number of nations...

November 18, 2019
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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Maritime News

Gard Highlights ‘Teething Problems’ Associated with Exhaust Gas Scrubbers

Ship owners and operators who have opted to retrofit their vessels with Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems, aka scrubbers, to comply with the upcoming IMO 2020 low sulphur fuel rules should...

October 22, 2019
Total Views: 33

Monday, October 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Going Overboard? IMO 2020 Seen Shifting Pollution from Air to Sea

By Noah Browning LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – New global rules forcing ships to reduce air pollution by using cleaner fuels will see more sulfur and nitrates dumped into the...

October 21, 2019
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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Maritime News

Scrubber Retrofitting Driving Spike in the Charter Market

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers are biting the bullet and agreeing charters for significantly higher daily rates as markets tighten ahead of IMO 2020. The IMO’s maximum...

August 28, 2019
Total Views: 5

Friday, August 2, 2019
Ship Scrubbers

The 340-Mile Line of Ships Waiting to Clean Up

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) Head to the shipyards of Shanghai, Singapore or Hamburg and you’ll soon find them full to the brim with vessels rushing to clean up their act....

August 2, 2019
Total Views: 45

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Maritime News

China to Expand Discharge Ban on Open-Loop Exhaust Scrubbers -Draft

BEIJING, July 24 (Reuters) – China will extend a ban on discharging the waste water from open-loop scrubbers to more coastal regions starting in 2020, the country’s maritime authority said...

July 24, 2019
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

July 17, 2019
Total Views: 16

Thursday, June 27, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

June 27, 2019
Total Views: 60

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Maritime News

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...

June 5, 2019
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
container ship
Maritime News

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...

May 29, 2019
Total Views: 28

Friday, April 5, 2019
yara marine scrubber
Maritime News

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...

April 5, 2019
Total Views: 23

Friday, March 29, 2019
hyundai merchant marine
Maritime News

World’s Biggest Boxships Will Be Fitted with Scrubbers

Hyundai Merchant Marine will fit its 23,000 TEU megaships with exhaust gas cleaning systems to meet the International Maritime Organization’s low sulphur fuel regulations. South Korea’s number one shipping line...

March 29, 2019
Total Views: 29

Friday, March 22, 2019
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NYK Secures ‘Green Loan’ for Scrubber Installs

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Japanese transport group NYK has secured a ¥9bn ($81m) syndicated ‘green’ loan, supported by eight domestic financial institutions for the installation of scrubber systems...

March 22, 2019
Total Views: 6