August 20, 2019
The fuel sulphur cap is in response to increased environmental concerns and the awareness of the harmful emissions that contribute to heavy pollution. This enforced regulation has heightened the need for shipowners and operators to take action to comply with the IMO regulation.
Exhaust gas cleaning systems, also known as scrubbers, are now a possibility for the shipping industry. This is known as abatement technology that works by spraying alkaline water into a vessel's exhaust to remove harmful chemicals and remove sulphur deposits. A number of options are available - open-loop, hybrid or closed loop systems.
Crane Worldwide Logistics has recently been appointed by major vessel owners to manage the logistics for their scrubber retrofit program. This includes full scope of material (Scrubber tower and accessorial material for approximately 80 vessels in 2019.
With the vessels calling at the shipyard for only 10-14 days, a significant amount of planning and coordination is required to ensure all material is available in a timely manner at the shipyard.
We have the expertise available to help you to adhere to the upcoming IMO 2020 requirements.