container cargo ship at sea emitting air and water pollution, open loop system concept

Can open loop scrubbers prevent pollution?

Several international environmental organizations have submitted a paper to IMO, calling into question the use of scrubbers as alternative compliance mechanisms for the new 2020 fuel sulphur regulations.

ship bunkering sulphur

IMO says smooth transition to IMO 2020

Information from various sources has indicated a relatively smooth transition to the 0.50% sulphur limit. Prices for compliant fuels – very-low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) and marine gas oil (MGO) rose quickly initially but now appear to be stabilizing.

ship passing through sea ice using open loop scrubbers system IMO

Environment NGOs question use of open-loop scrubbers

Several international environmental organizations have submitted a paper to IMO, calling into question the use of scrubbers as alternative compliance mechanisms for the new 2020 fuel sulphur regulations.