The Shipping Industry’s Footprint: Why IMO 2020 matters

There’s nothing small about the shipping industry.

It is responsible for moving 90% of the world’s goods every year, mostly in the 20 million containers that are currently travelling across the planet. As you read this, you can be guaranteed that something around you – your chair, your desk, your computer, or the components in your smartphone – has probably spent more time on the open seas than you have.

Panic Ahoy! Why Fuel Hoarding Could Spark Massive LSFO Price Rise

These are uncertain times for the world’s oil markets. They have been particularly precarious since April 22nd when the US announced that it would not extend waivers granted to major economies buying oil from Iran.

Riding the Wave - Iain Lees Reveals How PGT is Preparing to become a Force in the Marine Scrubbing Industry

Pacific Green Technologies (PGT) stands on the brink of the most significant growth in its history. As international interests align to move against climate change on land, sea and in the air , PGT holds a significant part of the key to a greener, safer planet.

From Tree Roots to Shipping Routes – Ken McClelland Maps PGT’s Technological Path to Success

Ken McClelland has been more than PGT’s Technical Director. He is also the inventor of the company’s patented exhaust scrubbing methods. Better than anyone, he knows the story behind the technology that underpins PGT’s success.

How To Choose The Right Scrubber For IMO 2020

As 1 January 2020 fast approaches, demand for exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) grows unabated.

According to DNV GL, the number of vessels with exhaust gas scrubbers installed or on order has nearly doubled over the past 6 months to 3,229.

The IMO 2020 Regulatory Jungle - Who Will Enforce The Sulphur Cut?

‘It’s going to be a disaster for the industry.’

So said George Chalos, maritime lawyer, speaking at the recent TradeWinds' IMO 2020 Disruption Forum on the topic of IMO 2020 enforcement.

Chalos was referring specifically to the heavy-handed enforcement he expected from the US Coast Guard after the IMO’s new sulphur (sulfur) regulations go live on 1 January 2020.

Singapore’s IMO 2020 Prison Threat Is An Authoritarian Provocation

Though Singapore was not the first harbour to have banned the discharge of scrubbing waste water, its status as the second-biggest port in the world worried industry players. Singapore’s decrees are more influential than most.

In the same way, the MPA’s threat of prison time for IMO 2020 offenders could have far-reaching consequences.

Economic Impacts of IMO 2020: What It Means for Consumers

The average consumer doesn’t even know what the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is, let alone how its new Sulphur Oxide (SOx) regulations could affect her.

Yet, the economic impact of the IMO changes that come into force on 1 January 2020 could be massive.

Can The Marine Scrubbing Industry Handle The IMO 2020 Demand?

Crunch time is imminent.

Upwards of 70,000 shipowners are being forced to make decisions on how they are going to meet the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 sulphur (sulfur) emissions requirements.

Which means it is crunch time for the marine exhaust gas cleaning systems (gas scrubbers) industry too.

How To Futureproof Your Ship For IMO 2020

The first quarter of 2019 is almost behind us, yet the shipping industry remains mired in uncertainty.

In nine months’ time new IMO regulations take effect, limiting the permitted sulphur (sulfur) content of marine fuels to 0.5% m/m.

There’s no getting away from it - IMO 2020 is a massive event.