Ship owners and operators: we are here to help: IMO 2020

August 20, 2019

As part of the new IMO 2020 plans, the International Maritime Organization will enforce a new 0.5% global sulphur cap from 1 January 2020.

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. 

    The experts at Crane Worldwide Logistics in Asia are assisting the maritime industry in their preparations. 

    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. 

    Services provided by Crane Worldwide Logistics include: 

    • Vendor management
    • PO Management
    • Expediting Services
    • Warehousing and consolidation services
    • Documentation management (creation of import documentation)
    • Tax and duty exempted import procedures
    • On-board deliveries at shipyards
    • Regional control tower setup
    • Transportation planning based on vessel schedules

    Are you a ship owner or operator?

    We have the expertise available to help you to adhere to the upcoming IMO 2020 requirements.


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