Scrubbers have been operating in marine environment for almost 30 years, but the implementation of the IMO 2020 brought a modern era of emissions reduction. Supporting scrubber integration into the marine environment since their first application, ABS has gathered several lessons learned associated with the installation and operation of scrubbers.
2020 sulphur cap
During the last GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Bill Stamatopoulos, Business Development Manager South Europe, VeriFuel, attempted to bust some of the myths regarding the sulphur cap that existed before 2020 sulphur cap applied.
Gasum teamed up with ship design company Deltamarin and Wärtsilä, a leader in maritime technologies, for cleaner maritime transport, following the global sustainability goals for a greener shipping. The global sustainability goals call the shipping industry to reduce sulphur emissions, according to the 2020 sulphur cap regulation issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which came into force in January 1, 2020.
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB) is the latest financial institution to join the Poseidon Principles. The Principles have been developed by international shipping banks, in collaboration with maritime industry players, to promote greener global shipping.
The Portuguese Maritime Administration issued a circular to to give some additional guidance regarding the procedure to be followed by Portuguese Flagged vessels in case of non-availability of compliant fuel-oil as prescribed by MARPOL Annex VI.
The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) gathered in Rome in February, aiming to discuss current issues the industry is facing, and coordinate efforts going into the new decade, which is considered to be one of the most important in shipping’s history.
The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) met in Rome in February to exchange their members’ experiences with the implementation of IMO’s 2020 global sulphur regulations.
The 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum successfully concluded on Wednesday 4th of March, at the Lighthouse at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), focusing on the topical green shipping issues and the challenges ahead.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) issued a Marine Notice concerning the ships’ compliance with IMO Sulphur Cap 2020. SAMSA requires that all ships must provide information over their compliance with the environmental regulations through a revised MRCC Pre-Arrival Notification (PAN) report.
Following a relatively smooth implementation of the main part of the IMO 2020 regulation, the next level of the non-compliant fuel carriage ban has now entered into force. Starting from 1st March 2020, ships are banned from even carrying fuel that contains a sulphur content higher than 0.5%, unless there is a scrubber installed.
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