NorthStandard provides an updated list of all the ports and countries where restrictions on EGCS discharges apply. Exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) – more commonly referred to as scrubbers – are an accepted equivalent measure in complying with the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap.
he Club notes that the use of scrubbers has split the shipping industry. Ports around the world are looking at the impact of scrubber use in their waters. A number of ports and regions have already stated that they will not allow the discharge of washwater from scrubbers.
In that regard, the Club has gathered information taken by ports that have or will prohibit the use of scrubbers, or have placed conditions on their use.
This information is to the best of our knowledge and is for guidance only. For up to date and definitive information, contact the local authorities or agents.
the Club highlights.
Bahrain, Belgium, Belize are some countries where scrubber discharges are not permitted. In other countries, discharges may permitted in specific areas around the port. For example, in Brazil the current legislation allows discharge but is not consistently applied. However, no discharges are permitted at Vale terminals and at Port of Santos.