Ocean Network Express (ONE) says it has not ruled out any of they key compliance options for the upcoming global 0.50% sulphur cap on marine fuel, but the use of hybrid fuels will be its go-to choice when the new rule comes into force from January 1, 2020
“ONE’s container vessels are equipped to adopt low-sulphur compliant hybrid oil without requiring special modification. At current, we identified this as one of the most realistic and cost-efficient solutions, to enable ONE to be compliant ready by 1 January 2020” ONE said in a 2020 primer released Monday.
“We are in discussion with bunker suppliers for specifications.”
As for using scrubbers and continuing to burn HSFO, ONE says a retrofit could take more than one month to complete, meaning a long idling time, while the lead time for building a scrubber equipped vessel could be two to three years.
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