Companies in favour of using exhaust gas cleaning technology (scrubbers) have joined together to support the uptake of this technology ahead of the 2020 low sulfur cap.
They have created the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020). One of the founding members is the Carnival Group.
CSA 2020’s mission is to provide information and research data to better inform industry, national and international authorities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) 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, the organisation said.
The group said that they believed 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 primary reason for the 2020 IMO regulation.