In June 2018, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) selected Alfa Laval to retrofit 20 of its vessels with PureSOx exhaust gas scrubber systems. Now the dry bulk operator has signed a long-term Alfa
Legacy cylinder oils may not protect ship engines from the variable fuel characteristics of very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO), according to Wickliffe, Ohio, headquartered global additive supplier Lubrizol Corp. In a
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising key regulatory text to ensure that U.S. refiners and suppliers can permissibly distribute IMO 2020 compliant marine fuel for use in ships operating outside
The SEA\LNG coalition has released the results of an investment study that, it says, shows that LNG is “a compelling investment solution” for VLCCs operating onthe Arabian Gulf to China trade route.
Low sulfur fuel regulations, set to come into force on January1, 2020, have the potential to present “the perfect storm” for litigators dealing with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in
CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS), the equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), is offering a retrofit solution for engine starting problems that may occur with less viscous low-sulfur fuels.
Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 are disappointed by Malaysia’s decision to prohibit the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems, or scrubbers, in its coastal waters. As we reported earlier,
In its latest quarterly report, Copenhagen-headquartered products tanker operator Torm says it has decided to postpone some scrubber installations to the first and the second quarter of 2020. Torm says it expects
“The mood-music surrounding the container market has deteriorated further in the last three months,” says Drewry Shipping Consultants, which has downgraded its outlook for world container port throughput for the current year
A booklet for ship crew members just released by classification society ClassNK outlines the potential risks facing seafarers responsible for operations in the change-over from conventional fuels to fuels compliant with IMO