The supporters of exhaust gas cleaning technology (scrubbers) have joined forces to support the uptake of the technology ahead of the 2020 Sulphur Cap.
Namely, companies from the cruise and commercial shipping sectors, have created the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020).
The founding members of the alliance include including Blystad Group, Cargill, Carnival Corporation, DHT Holdings, Eagle Bulk Shipping, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Frontline, Golden Ocean Group Limited, Grimaldi Group, Hunter Group ASA, Navig8 Group, Okeanis Eco Tankers, Oldendorff Carriers, Safe Bulkers, Spliethoff, Star Bulk Carriers, Torm and Trafigura.
As informed, the mission of the alliance is to “provide information and research data to better inform industry, national and international authorities, non-governmental organizations and the public on the environmental performance and benefits of open- and closed-loop Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) and associated air and water emissions.”
CSA 2020 believes that scrubbers will make a substantial difference to the ports and ocean environments in which their ships operate and will promote global environmental progress – especially the goal of reducing the health impact from airborne sources, which is at the heart of the 2020 IMO regulation.