23 May 2019
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06 August 2019
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released guidance on what action ships, flag states and port state control authorities should take if malfunction of an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) - also known as a scrubber - is detected.
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.
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.
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.
30 November 2018
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has decided to prohibit the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems within its port limits, as of 1 January 2020.
MPA chief executive, Andrew Tan, announced the new regulation, which is already part of current legislation, in his opening address at the Singapore Registry of Ships Forum.
11 July 2018
One of the most hotly debated subjects in the shipping markets this year has been the approaching IMO global sulphur cap of 0.5% on marine bunker fuels in 2020. In particular, a lot of discussions have been focused on scrubbers.
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