Spliethoff Group and IMO 2020 Sulphur Regulations
BigLift Shipping and the Spliethoff Group as a whole is moving towards a durable future and minimising our environmental footprint has long been a focal point for us. The reduction of emissions is a fundamental part of this.
The International Marine Organization will implement the worldwide sulphur cap regulations per 1st of January 2020. To comply with the new regulations Spliethoff Group has opted to install the proven technology of exhaust gas cleaning systems on the majority of its fleet. These systems, also known as scrubbers, have already been in use within the Group since 2012.
By using scrubbers, we not only remove the sulphur, but also a significant amount of black carbon and particulate matter from the exhaust gasses. As confirmed by independent studies the emitted wash water is harmless to the environment.
The adoption of scrubbers increases the costs of transportation, but we believe that this investment achieves the best solution for the environment in a safe and cost-efficient way.
Spliethoff Group have prepared a short animation to inform their stakeholders about the new regulations, the options for compliance and their considerations to choose for scrubber technology.
Source BigLift Shipping/Spliethoff Group