ING and the European Investment Bank signed a EUR 110m loan agreement on February 28, to finance Spliethoff for the retrofitting of 42 vessels of its fleet with scrubbers and ballast water management systems. This will enable Spliethoff to comply with IMO and EU regulations on emissions. 17 vessels will now incorporate both scrubbers and ballast water management systems.
Monaco-based dry bulk transportation company Safe Bulkers will install scrubbers in about half of its fleet, comprising five Kamsarmax class vessels, thirteen Post-Panamax class vessels and the recently-acquired Cape-size class vessel while it maintains an option for an additional scrubber.
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