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News ID: 80404 |
Publish Date: 14:31 - 03 July 2019

Around 4,000 vessels to have scrubbers by 2020

The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association has launched a free-to-access global database of local rules on sulphur emissions, ahead of the introduction of the International Maritime Organization 0.5% cap on sulphur content in marine fuels at the start of next year.

 

The estimate from the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association, which has launched a free-to-access global database of local rules on sulphur emissions, is considerably higher than a previous prediction of around 3,000.

“The significant number of shipowners who have opted for exhaust gas cleaning systems will alleviate some of the pressure on 0.5% sulphur fuel supplies, as they are likely to reduce global demand by approximately 18%,” the UK-based trade body said.

“This investment in exhaust gas cleaning systems by a substantial portion of shipowners will also benefit those shipowners who have chosen to do nothing and plan just to procure fuel that complies with IMO limits.”

The association’s portal is built around a world map with a zoom-in facility, making it possible to identify individual wharves and quays and see if there are any restrictions on the operation of scrubbers in place.

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