Topic: IMO 2020

Busy shipping lane by Karl Baron

Open-loop scrubbers acidify North Sea

The water in the English Channel and the Southern North Sea is becoming more acidic due to SOx discharges from open loop scrubers. This follows from a study conducted by the Royal Belgian Institute of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Damen and Verolme join forces to service scrubbers

Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage and Verolme Special Equipment plan to provide services together to exhaust gas cleaning systems, widely known as scrubbers. The agreement seeks to improve availability of services for on board scrubber...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

How to avoid scrubber failures

The global Sulphur Cap is in force now and many owners have opted for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“SOx scrubbers”) to achieve compliance. DNV GL conducted a study to learn about the challenges in scrubber...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

First Sulphur Cap Offenders Caught in China

The Chinese authorities have recently caught two ships running on fuel with excessive sulphur content. As far as is known, these are the first officially reported sulphur cap offenders. Maritime insurer The Standard Club reports that...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Prices for IMO 2020 Fuels Skyrocket

With IMO 2020 now in effect, fuel prices for low sulphur fuel have soared, shooting up almost fifty per cent in major bunker ports like Singapore. Prices for heavy fuel oil, on the other hand,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk