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EastGate: Record low bunker fuel spread and slide in scrubber premium in Q1

Bunker fuel prices have been unstable since the implementation of IMO 2020 and with it, the premium for scrubber-fitted bulk carriers, says shipbroking firm.

Apr 06 2020

The Standard Club: Use of open loop scrubbers when transiting Turkish Straits

Closure of discharge valves advised whilst ships are in Turkish waters due to wide interpretation of the term ‘pollutant’ by authorities despite circular guidelines.

Mar 27 2020

DNV GL estimates 4,000 vessels to be equipped with scrubbers

Despite narrowing price spread between HSFO and VLSFO, stakeholders anticipate increased uptake of scrubbers for larger ships as returns are still attractive, says DNV GL.

Mar 25 2020

Argus Media: Torm’s scrubber fittings mostly on track

Company spokesman for Torm notes of ‘minor delay’; while scrubber installations of DHT Holdings and Swedish Stena Bulk have been respectively postponed.

Mar 12 2020

IBIA statement on EGCS discussion at IMO’s PPR meeting: Avoid confirmation bias

IBIA urges IMO to avoid implementing a ‘one size fits all’ policy for EGCS emission guidelines by requiring relevant evaluations and scientific backings from specific areas.

Mar 11 2020

PGT: Important issues for owners to consider when buying a gas scrubber

Scrubber technology firm advises owners to consider the particular profile and route of a vessel when selecting scrubbers, despite obvious cost benefits accrued.

Mar 11 2020

CSA 2020: Scrubbers removing sulphur emissions ‘beyond legislation’

Members of CSA and shipowner panel share their experience with operating and maintaining scrubbers post IMO 2020.

Mar 03 2020

Foreship reports increased scrubber enquiry post IMO 2020

Surge due to unexpected higher costs and instability of VLSFO aggravated by unexpected black carbon emission issues.

Feb 26 2020

Restrictions on open-loop scrubbers in France, Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar

Vigilance on updates recommended as more states enforce similar stringent requirements in their port waters.

Feb 26 2020

Gard: Beware local restrictions before discharging washwater from scrubbers

Although gas scrubbers are considered acceptable to meet IMO2020’s SOx emission rules, it is not globally accepted in all states.

Feb 11 2020

DNV GL Interview: Study on scrubber operation challenges

DNV GL speaks with Fabian Kock, head of Environmental Certification at DNV GL on study conducted of owners’ experiences with installing and running scrubbers.

Feb 07 2020

Mitsubishi DIA-SOx R scrubbers gain class societies, flag states approval

Two ultra-large container ships with scrubbers installed continued use of existing fuel oil while meeting all SOx emission regulations.

Feb 07 2020

Pacific Green Technology contests claims on declining scrubber demand

Scrubber technology firm explains why 2020 will see a second wave in scrubber orders when shippers seek solutions to the ‘headaches’ of compliant fuel.

Feb 05 2020

Scrubber manufacturers Clean Marine and FMSI ink planned merger

Completes previously proposed merger to meet scrubber demands and develop additional products for fuel efficiency.

Feb 03 2020

Genco Shipping & Trading completes scrubber installation program on 17 vessels

Captures differentials of compliant and high sulphur fuel; ‘significantly de-risking initial investment’, says CEO.

Jan 30 2020

Pakistan prohibits discharge of wash-water from open-loop scrubbers at Port of Karachi

The Standard Club advises members with ships fitted with scrubbers and calling at the Port of Karachi to take note of the attached circular and comply with local regulations.

Jan 22 2020

Wanmar to upgrade cargo vessel “mv Donau” with Value Maritime scrubber

8,267 t dwt mv Donau will be equipped with a small prefabricated, pre-installed, ‘plug and play’ EGCS housed in a 20 ft road transportable casing.

Jan 21 2020

DNV GL grants statement of compliance to Rivertrace SMART ESM washwater monitor for scrubbers

SMART ESM monitors regulated water quality parameters PAH, Turbidity, Temperature and pH, on open-loop, closed-loop and hybrid scrubber systems.

Jan 17 2020

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