Exhaust Gas cleaning is an effective and mature industrial technology with more than 20 scrubbers manufacturers in the business. The decision to install scrubbers’ today will come with a fancy price tag but it will also mean lower cost of compliance when the limit is enforced. However, amidst of all uncertainties, many shipowners are considering meeting the regulations with the compliant fuel. This choice is associated with lower investment cost but has some technical and commercial challenges to make it a viable long term solution. The existing Fuel Oil System needs to be upgraded to handle low viscous compliant oil with some factors of redundancy to store different grade of oils as the fuel market, at the time of writing this, is expected to be very uncertain post implementation.
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Albion Marine is busy assisting Shipowners to prepare for a coming Sulfur Cap 2020 legislation.
Compliance is a major concern.
Source MAREX 2018-06-18 16:08:03
On Monday, the shipping industry's major trade associations issued a statement calling on IMO to finalize details of the 2020 sulfur cap rollout, and they suggested that port states should take a pragmatic approach to enforcement.
The associations - including BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo, Intertanko and WSC - asked IMO member states to consider suggestions on: