27 February 2019
The sixth meeting of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6) has concluded that further studies of the impact from discharge of washwater from open loop scrubbers are needed and has invited member states and international organisations to submit further information.
28 January 2019
21 March 2019
BIMCO issues a list of scrubber regulation related to the discharge of the wash water
27 February 2019
BIMCO has at the latest meeting at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) called for clarification and guidelines for shipowners and flag states in cases when ships cannot buy compliant fuel in a port from 1 January 2020.
08 January 2019
Chinese regulators have updated part of its domestic emission control area (DECA) regulations with effect from 1 January 2019 but has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers as reported widely.
08 October 2018
The decision to install scrubbers or not ahead of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap deadline is not an easy one to make for shipowners. How to finance the investment once the decision has been made to install scrubbers creates yet another problem.
09 October 2018
In recent months, there have been numerous reports of a strong pick-up in demand for scrubbers. On 1 January 2020, however, the number of ships fitted with scrubbers will represent only a tiny percentage of the world fleet, according to forecasts.
26 September 2018
China officials have confirmed that there are no plans to impose a ban on open loop scrubbers in the country, as long as they are in compliance with prevailing regulation.
24 April 2013
Shipowners are faced with a number of important decisions in terms of investment and trading if they want to do business within the future sulphur limits of Emission Control Areas (ECAs). The deciding factors influencing the investment decision for installation of a scrubber are the fuel cost spread and the time spent in an ECA. In this article, BIMCO has tried to abridge the issue to facilitate decision making.
04 October 2018
With the majority of ship operators expected to choose low-sulphur fuel over scrubbers to comply with the new IMO sulphur cap regulation, all eyes are on fuel suppliers and whether they can provide what the industry needs.