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VLSFO premium of USD 200/tonne increases scrubber advantage, observes BIMCO

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst Niels Rasmussen looks at the price spread between HSFO and VLSFO and the advantage of having a scrubber installed.

Apr 01 2022

Value Maritime and Carbon Collectors to study CCUS solution onboard MGO-fuelled tugs

Carbon Collectors is currently designing a custom fleet of power-efficient tugs with the construction of the first vessels scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2024.

Mar 29 2022

JR Shipping retrofits another container feeder vessel with filter and carbon capture system

Filter and carbon capture system will be now be installed on JR Shipping’s container feeder vessel “MV Energy”, in addition to “MV Endeavor”.

Mar 28 2022

Integr8 Fuels: High LNG prices boost conventional bunker demand, scrubbers stand to benefit

LNG as bunker fuel has lost its competitiveness to conventional fuels with operators of LNG vessels increasingly buying VLSFO and LSMGO, shows report.

Feb 11 2022

KR awards AIP for Korea’s first ‘Onboard Carbon Capture and Storage System’

Optimised wet absorption type carbon dioxide capture device developed by SHI and Panasia is the result of three years of joint research and development.

Feb 04 2022

DuPont offloads scrubber unit, clean tech businesses to private equity consortium

BroadPeak Global LP, Asia Green Fund and The Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company has launched Elessent Clean Technologies on 1 January 2022

Jan 04 2022

Argus Media: Asian LSFO margins at record high on tight supply

Asian 0.5pc sulphur marine fuel margins has risen to highest levels since Argus started assessing it in March 2020, against persistent tight supply and continued utility demand.

Jan 03 2022

Alphaliner: Population of scrubber-fitted containerships increased by 25% during 2021

Total capacity of the scrubber-fitted fleet now equals 7.52 Mteu – just shy of 30% of the total container fleet, up from 25% at the start of the year.

Jan 03 2022

Langh Tech researches simultaneous use of scrubbers as carbon capture devices

CO2 capture feature could be applied to any Langh Tech closed loop or hybrid scrubber systems with relatively low-cost impact, with only minor changes to existing system.

Dec 20 2021

ABS: Lessons learned from scrubber installation and operation

Scrubbers have been operating in marine environments for almost 30 years, so owners were not exactly entering a brave new world of technology, says ABS.

Oct 07 2021

Green fleet: Making a difference for environment and bottom line

‘Tackling climate change is too big a challenge for one organisation to fix alone. Radical carbon reduction throughout supply chains is an absolute necessity,’ states UECC spokesman.

Sep 15 2021

Alphaliner: Scrubber-fitted containerships joining world fleet has ‘slowed sharply’

Total number of scrubber-fitted ships reached 785 units of 6.95 million teu at end June and it since increased to 816 ships and 7.10 Mteu.

Aug 12 2021

Ecospray introduces Wet Electrostatic Precipitator to remove visible exhaust smoke from stack

WESP can be integrated into an existing DeSOx tower or installed as a stand-alone unit, for both Open Loop and Hybrid EGCS systems.

Aug 10 2021

EGCSA: DHI Group ecotoxicity study gives open loop scrubbers the ‘all-clear’

‘The study puts to bed the myth and unsubstantiated claims of some NGOs who are simply seeking to ban the use of residual fuel oil,’ says EGCSA Director.

Jun 11 2021

Chelsea Technologies: Scrubbers driving profits for VLCCs, but could create big costs

Despite the clear business case for installing a scrubber, there has been uncertainty about their future due to disputed claims about their environmental performance.

Apr 29 2021

SMW 2021: MPA, BW Group, Sembmarine, EPS, ONE, DNV, BHP decarbonisation efforts recognised

‘Let’s think of how we can achieve this goal together; “and” not “all”; “multiply” not “divide” and “integrate” not “differentiate”’, states Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Transport.

Apr 22 2021

North P&I Club: No Scrubs- countries & ports with restrictions on EGCS discharges

Attached table outlines North’s updated insight on the stands taken by ports that have or will prohibit the use of scrubbers, or have placed conditions on their use.

Apr 16 2021

Clean Shipping Alliance ‘disappointed’ in Turkey’s decision to ban scrubber washwater

‘These systems have been in use for decades and there is no evidence of any negative impact on marine life or sea water quality, neither in open waters nor in port,’ said Chairman.

Apr 14 2021

Foreship expects scrubber demand to increase from ‘better than expected’ current ROI

Total cost of open loop scrubbers is significantly lower than hybrids, and owners are reporting returns on investments far more rapid than anticipated, it said.

Mar 29 2021

BIMCO: Scrubber-fitted ships nearly double as bunker fuel spread settles at $118 per MT

‘As the price spread seems to have found a steady level slightly above USD 100 per MT, investors are likely to order new ships with a scrubber preinstalled,’ it said.

Mar 19 2021

TORM:Scrubber-equipped vessels to carry five different types of bunker fuels

To date, TORM has installed 46 scrubbers, with four remaining to be installed in 2021 and Q1 2022, including the two scrubbers for the LR2 newbuildings.

Mar 02 2021

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