Panellists attending the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference in Hong Kong, 23 November, were broadly sceptical about the use of scrubbers amid upcoming emissions regulations.
Lloyds List’s recent feature on the global sulphur cap – if you are a subscriber, have a read of the story here.
On Monday, at a forum on green shipping in Paris, the International Chamber of Shipping called on the OECD to help shipowners invest in clean technology by clamping down on the government subsidies that contribute to overcapacity.
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Freight Investor Services (FIS) assume that ship owners faced with the rising cost of compliance with IMO’s global sulphur cap could be taking advantage of discounts on the future price of high sulphur fuel oil.
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The fuel prescription approach to regulation has resulted in more toxic emissions for certain populations, for example in ports and regions bordering busy shipping lanes, according to human issue studies conducted by Professor Zimmermann of the University of Rostock and Helmholtz Zentrum München. Zimmermann shared his findings as one of the presenters at the first Asian Emissions Technology Conference organised by the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA).
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Not only remains uncertainty around the regulatory implementation of the global sulphur cap but also concerns regarding the low sulphur fuel availability in 2020 as highlighted during the Greener Shipping Summit 2017 in Athens, Greece. Kostas Vlachos, COO of Spiros Latsis-backed Consolidated Marine Management said that the changeover cannot occur “overnight” without serious economic consequences. “All stakeholders, regulators, refineries, owners, associations, makers and states, have to play a very important and critical role for the effective, efficient and soft implementation.”
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