Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems News

20 Aug 2019

Guidance on 0.50% Sulphur Marine Fuel

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A number of shipping, refining, fuel supply and standards organisations have worked together to produce Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% - sulphur marine fuel released on August 20, 2019.The publication has been developed by experts from across shipping, refining, supply and testing of marine fuels.The publication is designed to provide guidance for stakeholders across the marine fuels and shipping industries, from fuel blenders and suppliers to end users. It presents the specific safety and operational issues relating to the supply and use of max.

16 Aug 2019

Neste Launches IMO 2020 Compliant Fuel

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Finland-based refiner Neste Corporation will begin to sell a low-sulfur marine fuel in northwest Europe in the fourth quarter of 2019.From January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a 0.5% global sulfur cap on fuel content for areas currently with 3.5% limit.In these areas, all vessels will be required to use fuel with a maximum sulfur content of 0.5%, unless they use exhaust gas cleaning systems.Neste helps shipping companies to respond to the…

12 Aug 2019

HSFO, EGCS Better for Reducing Global GHG

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Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 have welcomed a new addition to the canon of scientific literature relating to exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), the latest of which indicates that continued use of residual fuels with a scrubber can help towards global CO2 reduction.In a study published in June by Norway’s SINTEF, one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations, Chief Scientist Dr Elizabeth Lindstad concluded that from well-to-wake the continued use of…

07 Aug 2019

Chelsea Technologies Appoints Paull as MD

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Chelsea Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime sector and a Sonardyne company, has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Paull as its new managing director. Paull, who joins the company from leading subsea technology developer Sonardyne International, has been appointed to further develop Chelsea Technologies as a market leader in environmental sensing technology across a variety of industry sectors, and particularly in maritime where…

30 Jul 2019

South Africa Readies for Sulphur Cap

Dr John Calleya. Technical Officer: IMO Sub-division for Protection Measures Marine Environment Division. Photo: South African Maritime Safety Authority

South Africa will be ready to implement new global ships fuel regulations aimed at prevention of air pollution by ships at sea, but may have to pick up pace putting in place prerequisite legislation to legalise the process.The new regulations are in terms of the IMO’s MARPOL Convention (Annexture VI) whose goal, according to the IMO is to further reduce air pollution by ships through emission.The revised regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships under the MARPOL…

09 Jul 2019

Dry Freight Rates Buoyed by Scrubber Refit Work

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With the world's largest dry cargo ships coming out of service for refits to comply with tougher rules on emissions, charter rates are expected to remain strong, a top Cargill executive said, after posting 7-fold gains already this year."There are a lot of ships - especially on the capesizes - that will go into scrubber fitting which basically means they will be out of service for at least 25 days each to do so," Jan Dieleman, president of trading firm Cargill's ocean transportation business…

08 Jul 2019

Wärtsilä, COSCO Shipping Ink EGCS MoU

The signing ceremony was attended by senior management from both Wärtsilä and COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry. Copyright: CHI

The technology group Wärtsilä and COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the development of local production resources, thus ensuring further development and support of Wärtsilä’s exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) in the region. The agreement was signed in June 2019.By combining the experience, expertise and competence of the two companies, both of whom hold strong positions in the marine market, this partnership will create a ‘one-stop-shopping’ service for exhaust gas cleaning systems…

01 Jul 2019

Valmet Scubbers for 10 COSCO Boxships

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Valmet will supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubber system) for ten container vessels of COSCO Shipping Lines Co., Ltd. The scrubber systems will be installed in existing vessels in China in 2019.The project is executed in co-operation with Health Lead Development Ltd.The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the fourth quarter 2018 and second quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed.Details about Valmet's deliveriesThe scrubber system delivery…

25 Jun 2019

DNV GL Nod to Sea Sentry Wash Water Monitor

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Chelsea Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime sector, and a Sonardyne company, has announced that its Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems has been awarded type approval by DNV-GL. This accreditation, combined with certification for its measurement protocols from Class NK and DNV-GL, assures shipowners and operators that all available measures have been taken to verify that Sea Sentry provides accurate and robust data on compliance with IMO Annex VI wash water discharge regulations.

25 Jun 2019

Storm Approaching: Firms Fear IMO's 2020 Rules

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U.S. furniture company RC Willey Home Furnishings is so concerned that new global clean air rules will cause transport disruption that it brought forward the shipment of arm chairs and sofas from China by two months.The tougher regulations, set by the United Nations shipping agency, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), come into force on Jan 1. Costs will rise for ships towards the end of this year and there will be a knock on effect for trucks and other transporters…

12 Jun 2019

Preparing for IMO 2020: Marine Emission Solutions

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Part I: Enhancing Engines & Fuels"Wood Mackenzie forecasts a 25 percent increase in price for lower sulfur content fuel based on a SOx scrubber adoption rate of about two percent, but some scenarios could cause LSFO prices to spike by as much as 60 percent."Around 80 percent of global trade is carried by sea. With more than 125,000 commercial and naval vessels operating around the world, ship-engine emissions are projected to rise by 250 percent by 2050 unless controls are imposed.

04 Jun 2019

Matson Installs Six Scrubbers

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The U.S.-based provider of ocean freight transportation services Matson has begun the installation  exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) on six vessels deployed in its Hawaii and China-Long Beach Express services.The scrubbers installation is  part of its strategy to reduce fleet emissions in line with new worldwide regulations established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that take effect on January 1, 2020. Three of the vessels will receive the new equipment…

27 May 2019

Star Bulk Acquires 11 Dry Bulkers

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Greece-based global ship manager of seaborne transportation Star Bulk Carriers Corporation has entered into an en bloc definitive agreement with entities controlled by Delphin Shipping to acquire eleven operating dry bulk vessels.The company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes said in a press release that the acquisition of bulkers from Delphin, an entity affiliated with Kelso & Company, is for an aggregate purchase price of $139.5 million, payable in the form of…

09 May 2019

EU Ports Backs Harmonized Approach on Scrubbers

Isabelle Ryckbost. Photo: The European Sea Ports Organisation

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74), which is commencing next week in London, will discuss an EU proposal on the exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers).The proposal, which has been submitted by the EU 28 Member States and the European Commission, aims to start the discussion at international level on the discharges from scrubbers into the water, especially in sensitive areas such as ports.To protect the water quality and to respect the EU standards imposed by the Water Framework Directive…

30 Apr 2019

Diesel Traders: Shortage is Coming

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Gasoil traders expect the middle distillates market to stay well supplied until almost the end of 2019 before swinging into deficit with the introduction of new maritime fuel regulations.Calendar spreads for low-sulphur gasoil delivered to Europe's Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub are currently in contango through until October before shifting to backwardation from November onwards.In futures markets, contango structures, where future contract prices are higher than front-month prices, are associated with expectations of adequate or rising inventories.

30 Apr 2019

Diesel Traders See Shortage, but not yet

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Gasoil traders expect the middle distillates market to stay well supplied until almost the end of 2019 before swinging into deficit with the introduction of new maritime fuel regulations.Calendar spreads for low-sulphur gasoil delivered to Europe's Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub are currently in contango through until October before shifting to backwardation from November onwards (https://tmsnrt.rs/2WgXabR).In futures markets, contango structures, where future contract prices are higher than front-month prices, are associated with expectations of adequate or rising inventories.

19 Apr 2019

North P&I Club Readies for the Big Switch

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The marine mutual liability insurer North P&I Club has updated its guidance on the 2020 Sulphur Cap for Members, helping them prepare for the big switch to compliance on 1 January 2020.Following on from a comprehensive programme of events, training sessions and publications which have been rolled out over the past 12 months, North’s Members now have access to three new guides to ensure safe and compliant operations.The three guides cover the three main methods of achieving compliance: using distillates (MGO/MDO)…

16 Apr 2019

Scorpio Sells, Leaseback Six Vessels

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Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company Scorpio Bulkers has agreed to sell and leaseback six Ultramax vessels to AVIC International Leasing.The dry bulk operator said in a press note that the six vessels are SBI Antares, SBI Bravo, SBI Hydra, SBI Leo, SBI Lyra and SBI Maia.Upon completion, which is estimated to take place in the second quarter of 2019, the Company’s liquidity is expected to increase by up to $62.4 million in aggregate, comprising up to $52.6 million upon closing…

02 Apr 2019

Scorpio Bulkers Borrows to Fit Scrubbers

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Scorpio Bulkers, a shipping company that owns and operates dry bulk carriers worldwide, announced that it has reached agreements with certain lenders to to increase certain existing credit facilities by a total of $41 million.The Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company said in a press release that the agreement in order to finance the installation of exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) on certain of its vessels.The additional amounts will be drawn upon the installation of the scrubbers on these vessels, and are structured as upsizings of existing credit facilities.

08 Apr 2019

IMO 2020 Impact on Fuel Bunker

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When new International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) bunker fuel regulations come into effect on January 1, 2020, there remains uncertainty regarding the availability and pricing for all marine fuel, as owners grapple with technical solutions for compliance.The sulfur content limits in bunker fuels used outside the designated Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will be reduced to 0.5% (from 3.5%) to reduce air emissions from shipping.High sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) currently represents nearly 80% (approx.

08 Apr 2019

Scorpio Bulkers Sells Two More Vessels

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The international provider of marine transportation of dry bulk commodities Scorpio Bulkers has once again sold vessels with two new sale and lease back agreements.This time the sale concerns two Ultramax vessels - SBI Libra and SBI Virgo - to an unaffiliated third party.Upon completion, which is estimated to take place in the second quarter of 2019, the Company’s liquidity is expected to increase by up to $17.0 million in aggregate, comprising $14.0 million upon closing after…

12 Apr 2019

New Pumps for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

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To curb global marine and air pollution, stricter limits on the sulphur dioxide content of marine exhaust gases stipulated by the EU and IMO (International Maritime Organization of the UN) will apply from 2020. From an engineering point of view, this can be achieved by using natural gas or fuels with a low sulphur content, and by cleaning the exhaust gases with a scrubber.For on-board exhaust gas cleaning systems KSB ITUR Spain S.A., a KSB Group company of located in Zarautz,…

11 Apr 2019

CSA 2020 Welcomes Samsa Decision on EGCS

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South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has decided to allow the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) in its territorial waters and ports ahead of the IMO 2020 regulation.The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has welcomed the decision by SAMSA to accept all types of approved exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for use in its territorial waters.In an IMO 2020 advisory notice issued in March to shipowners, operators, master mariners and bunker suppliers, SAMSA says the use of open-loop…

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