Are some VLSFO blends “Frankenstein” fuels?

Do some fuels very low sulfur fuel oils (VLSFO) produced to comply with IMO 2020 contain a high level of black carbon? The Clean Arctic Alliance believes that they do and is

Port State Control to take tough line on IMO 2020 enforcement

Member authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control are again signaling that they will take a firm line in enforcing the IMO 2020 fuel

China cites two ships for IMO 2020 violations

China cites two ships for IMO 2020 violations The Standard P&I Club says that it has received reports that since 1 January 2020 there have been two separate ships in Chinese waters

Malaysian scrubber discharge ban “not likely science-based” says CSA 2020

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,

Clean Marine set to cut scrubber costs

Oslo, Norway, headquartered exhaust gas cleaning system specialist Clean Marine is launching a next generation SOx scrubber that promises big reductions in shipowners’ investment and installation costs as well as lower scrubber

LiqTech books $8.4 million order for scrubber filtration systems

As more owners specify closed-loop scrubbers, Ballerup, Denmark based LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT), which manufactures and markets highly specialized filtration technologies, has won it’s largest single order to date for its

ExxonMobil confirms availability of Mobilgard 540 cylinder oil for use with 0.50% sulfur fuels

ExxonMobil says that its new 40BN cylinder oil, Mobilgard 540, will be available from September 2, 2019. The lubricant has been specifically formulated for use with 0.50% sulfur fuels that comply with

CSA 2020 members welcome findings of SINTEF study

Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), which represents shipowners who have invested in exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) have welcomed a study published in June by Norway’s SINTEF, one

DNV GL offers web-based IMO 2020 SIP app

DNV GL says that preparation is key as the days count down to the entry into force of the IMO 2020 0.5% sulfur cap. To help with implementation, the classification society is

4,000 shipowners need to know: Where is it O.K. to scrub?

The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGSA) reports that the number of ships fitted with scrubbers when the IMO 2020 sulfur cap enters force on January 1, 2020 is expected to be