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CSA 2020: Scrubber washwater study presents positive results

The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 held its first technical conference and presented a detailed study of the composition and quality of scrubber washwater. The Carnival-led study, which lasted three years, gathered 281 wash water samples from 53 ships with scrubbers. This data was then assessed against 54 different test parameters by ISO accredited independent laboratories.

The UK launches UK MRV legislation following Brexit

The British Government published a draft legislation called ‘Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018’ aiming at maintaining the EU MRV for vessels calling at UK ports following Brexit.

Trident Seafoods agrees to limit ozone-depleting emissions

Trident Seafoods Corporation has agreed to limit emissions of ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration equipment on its ships, under a proposed settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Justice to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. The company will also pay a $900,000 civil penalty.

CMA CGM splits orders between LNG and scrubbers

In line with CMA CGM’s earlier announcement that it would opt for both LNG and scrubbers to achieve compliance with 2020 sulphur cap, the French shipping company has now set its newbuilding orders, split between the two options. 

EASAC: EU climate policy 2019 should include CO2 removing technologies

The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) says technologies and techniques for removing CO2 from the atmosphere are becoming even more significant with the failure to reverse the growth in global emissions. However, it re-emphasizes that mitigation must remain the highest priority, including the rapid development of viable CCS technology..

BP: CO2 emissions continue to rise up to 2040

In its new Energy Outlook for 2019, BP foresees that carbon emissions increase further, with the power sector the main source of emissions. In the ET scenario, CO2 emissions from energy use continue to edge up through much of the Outlook, increasing by around 7% by 2040.

IMO focuses on the role of ports to achieve emissions reduction

The role of ports in achieving emissions reductions was highlighted at the Future Port congress, Bilbao, Spain, from 12 to 14 February. Ports are considered key players in the maritime transport system when it comes to meeting ambitious emissions reduction. In fact, IMO’s initial greenhouse gas strategy recognizes that shipping and ports are closely linked.

PPR 6 starts discussions with focus on 2020 sulphur cap

IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response meets this week, from 18 to 22 February at IMO headquarters. The meeting will focus on finalizing draft Guidelines on the implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI. The Guidelines aim to help the preparations for uniform implementation of the lower limit for sulphur content in ships’ fuel oil.


The sulphur cap is less than a year away and with most vessels choosing compliant fuel, do you expect to see a spike in incidents and accidents related to the switch over?

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