Tanker companies join scrubber alliance

Oct 05 2018

Several tanker companies are involved in an initiative to promote the use of scrubbers ahead of the 2020 low sulfur cap.

Involving most shipping types, including tankers, the companies have jointly formed the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020).

The founding members include - Blystad Group, Cargill, Carnival, DHT Holdings, Eagle Bulk Shipping, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Frontline, Golden Ocean Group, Grimaldi Group, Hunter Group, Navig8 Group, Okeanis Eco Tankers, Oldendorff Carriers, Safe Bulkers, Spliethoff, Star Bulk Carriers, TORM and Trafigura.

The alliance’s mission is to provide information and research data to better inform industry, national and international authorities, NGOs and the public on the environmental performance and benefits of open- and closed-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) and associated air and water emissions.

CSA 2020 members said that scrubbers will make a substantial difference to the ports and ocean environments in which their ships operate and will promote global environmental progress – especially the goal of reducing the health impact from airborne sources, which is at the heart of the 2020 IMO regulation.



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