Among the various emission control applications used in the shipping industry, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) System comes out to be the most efficient in effectively reducing ship’s NOx emission by 90-95%. Find out more about SCR systems inside the article.
Changing over of fuel oils in ship’s main engine and generator is important to keep a check on NOx and SOx emissions while entering Emission control areas (ECA) as mentioned under MARPOL Annex VI- Prevention of air pollution by ships. Find out more about the changing over procedures of fuel on ship’s marine engine and generator.
Marine Insight asked Mr. Gianluca Marucci, Castrol Global Technical Services Director about what the industry needs to be aware of regarding associated implications of meeting ECA compliance effectively.
From 1st January 2015 onwards, ships operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will have to use fuel which does not contain more than 0.10% of sulphur. Download this ebook to prepare yourself for the upcoming ECA regulation.
Based on the first version Guidelines released in August 2014, the latest version includes the results of joint research and testing on actual Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems.
Bureau Veritas has added a new series of notations and rules addressing the requirements of ESS to support ship operators in reducing emissions.
Ships trading in designated emission control areas will have to use on board fuel oil with a sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from 1 January 2015, against the limit of 1.00% in effect up until 31 December 2014.
It seems to have taken a very long time coming, but the public is at last being alerted to why their shipping is likely to cost more in the future. Six months from the coming into force of the EU Sulphur Directive, letters and articles have appeared in national newspapers pointing out that in the absence of any derogation from this directive, which is due to bite in the new year, the costs of operating ships in the European Emission Control Area will rise substantially.