CSA 2020, launched in September 2018, represents a group of leading companies from the commercial shipping and cruise industries, with a mission to provide information and research data to better inform industry, national and international authorities, non-governmental organizations and the public on the environmental performance and benefits of open- and closed-loop scrubbers (EGCS) and associated air and water emissions.

Other companies to have recently joined the Alliance include Hammonia Reederei, International Seaways, Chandris (Hellas) and Genco Shipping & Trading.

To mitigate the risk and costs associated with these challenges, Wallenius Wilhelmsen will use low sulphur fuels on the majority of its fleet and scrubbers on the rest of its vessels. We join the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020, to help ensure the wider industry and its stakeholders have a sound scientific understanding of the operational and environmental performance of scrubbers,

...Roger Strevens, Vice President, Global Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, pictured, said.

The Norwegian/Swedish shipping group, a market leader in Ro-Ro shipping and vehicle logistics, operates a fleet of about 130 vessels, of which 23 will operate with EGCS by the end of 2021.

Genco Shipping & Trading, another shipowner to join CSA 2020, plans to install scrubbers on 17 capesize vessels with retrofit options for an additional 15 smaller bulk carriers. The decision follows extensive evaluation and analysis of the environmental impact of the technology.

Other than the 35 CSA 2020 members that have already adopted exhaust gas cleaning as an environmentally responsible means of meeting the global sulphur cap, the Alliance has identified a further 242 ship owning/operating companies with investments in EGCS technology.