During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Mr. Ian Adams, Executive Director, CSA2020, briefed on the drivers behind the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 and why scrubbers are considered as a viable option to meet 2020 deadline.
Mr. Ian Adams has been recently appointed as the Executive Director of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 which aims to clarify issues concerning the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems and assist in the effective enforcement of the upcoming sulphur cap. Mr. Adams anticipates an increase in global shipping costs overnight from 1 January 2020, highlighting that a postponement of the amendments to MARPOL Annex VI is off the table; therefore, the industry needs to get fully prepared for compliance by the end of 2019.
In stark contrast to media reports claiming that the use of LNG as a marine fuel can reduce the industry’s CO2 emissions by 75%, Ian Adams, former CEO of IBIA, notes that LNG is not a panacea to reducing GHG emissions and its increasing use could be worse for the environment than burning heavy fuel oil.
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