Thursday, May 28, 2020

Carrier Owner News

(Photo: Genco Shipping & Trading Limited)

Genco Scrubber Refits Completed

Bulk carrier owner Genco Shipping & Trading said it has completed a refit program that saw scrubbers installed on board its 17 Capesize vessels as part of the New York-listed owner's plan to comply with new International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations that limit sulfur emissions from vessels to 0.5% down from 3.5%.John C. Wobensmith, Genco Chief Executive Officer, said the scrubber refit program was the busiest drydocking period in company history.“The completion of this…

NACC Alicudi. Image courtesy Van Aalst.

Cement Carrier Sports Innovative, 'Green' Cargo System

NACC Alicudi is reported to be the world’s first cement carrier equipped with IMO Tier III compliant diesel engines driving the bulk handling system. Converted in 2017 with a Van Aalst dry bulk handling system, the vessel became a unique and state-of-the-art 120m self-discharging cement carrier, with a cement handling system is based on compressors and vacuum pumps, driven by Tier III Scania engines. Together they form the heart of the unique vacuum-pressure system for pneumatic conveyance of cement…

Charterer's Energy Initiative Faulted by Intercargo

Recent decision by three large charterers only to use relatively energy efficient vessels attacked by bulk carrier owner's group Intercargo. Cargill, Huntsman Corporation and UNIPEC UK, who together charter over 350 million tonnes of commodities annually, said that that they would only charter the more efficient vessels operating in the shipping market, claiming that it was the first such commitment to reduce the existing fleet carbon emissions.

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LR Publish EGTS Guide

Lloyd’s Register’s has published a new guide, 'Understanding Exhaust Gas Treatment Systems', to give shipowners and operators an overview of the related technology and emerging regulations they need to make sound business decisions. The technical teams at Lloyd’s Register worked closely with industry and used project experience to develop the guidance. Exhaust gas treatment systems (EGTS), or scrubbers as they are known, are one of a number of options available to meet ever stricter emissions regulations.