The water in the English Channel and the Southern North Sea is becoming more acidic due to SOx discharges from open loop scrubers. This follows from a study conducted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences on behalf of the Belgian Federal Public Service...
Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage and Verolme Special Equipment plan to provide services together to exhaust gas cleaning systems, widely known as scrubbers. The agreement seeks to improve availability of services for on board scrubber installations, either in...
The demand for LNG, bio and low-sulphur bunkers has increased enormously in Rotterdam over the past year. The 2020 Sulphur Cap played a large role in this, reports the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Since 1 January 2020, ships worldwide will only be allowed to use fuels...
The global Sulphur Cap is in force now and many owners have opted for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“SOx scrubbers”) to achieve compliance. DNV GL conducted a study to learn about the challenges in scrubber operations and how to overcome them. First of all, DNV GL...
The Baltic Dry Index has dropped to its lowest point in four years time as a result of the coronavirus, IMO 2020 and seasonality. The index currently stands at 487 points, down more than 1100 points in comparison with the beginning of December last year. The last time...
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