Our new partners: EBH South Africa; 140 years in the shipping industry

As part of CR Ocean Engineering’s ongoing effort to establish strategic alliances that advance the shipping industry’s commitment to a cleaner planet, we are pleased to announce our partnership with EBH South Africa.  Their website:  Elgin Brown & Hamer (EBH South Africa) is a ship repairs company with nearly 140 […]

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CROE’s Nick Confuorto speaks with Riviera news. ‘Many good years ahead’ for scrubber market once pandemic is under control

As part of a broader article on the post Covid 19 maritime scrubber market, Riviera news interviewed, Nick Confuorto, President and COO of CR Ocean Engineering. The article discusses the road ahead for the scrubber market, which during 2020 suffered a multi-pronged attack involving the pandemic, oil wars, and installation […]

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CE Deft compares CO2 emissions of MARPOL Annex VI two compliance options in 2020 — report

CE Deft, the environmental research organization based in the Netherlands, published its report comparing CO2 Emissions of the two options used for compliance with the new MARPOL, Annex VI, emissions regulations that went into effect January 1st, 2020.  We repost brief excepts of the introduction to the report, along with a PDF […]

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At Riviera’s Maritime Air Pollution, Europe: EGCS leading scrubber manufacturers discuss future

Major EGCS manufacturing gathered at Riviera’s Maritime Air Pollution, Europe virtual conference discussed scrubber performance, financial viability, and future opportunities.  Excerpts from a report by Jamey Bergman, published on 10/26 by Riviera.  “With an estimated 4,500 scrubbers either installed or set for installation by 2023, the percentage of the global commercial maritime […]

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‘No better solution’ than marine scrubbers for protecting human health and the environment

Reposted from note published 9/30/2020 in Splasn247.com Ian Adams, executive director of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020, explains why the continued use of heavy fuel oil and scrubbers is vital to human health and the environment. There should be no doubt about the importance of the marine exhaust gas cleaning […]

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CARB approves new regulation to further reduce pollution from ocean-going vessels while docked at California’s busiest ports

Statement from the The California Air Resources Board regarding new regulations aimed at further reducing pollution from ocean-going vessels while docked at California’s busiest ports. Published 8/28/2020. Click here for new regulations and application Highlights: The rule builds on progress achieved by the At-Berth Regulation adopted in 2007. That rule […]

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Announcing a New Partnership: CROE and Oberlin Filter Company

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Sept. 15, 2020] — CR OCEAN ENGINEERING L.L.C., also widely known as CROE® and OBERLIN FILTER COMPANY announced an exclusive new partnership to provide an automatic, low-maintenance washwater filtration system to supplement CROE’s state-of-the-art closed loop and hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems (also known as “scrubbers”). The […]

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Scrubbers más pequeños, más eficientes y competitivos en precio para la industria naviera.

Smaller, more efficient and price competitive #scrubbers for the shipping industry. Bilingual article in Navalia. “No hay duda de que los scrubbers son la mejor y más económica solución para cumplir con las regulaciones de emisiones de azufre a la atmósfera de la OMI. Sin embargo, y actualmente con los […]

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‘Relatively Smooth Transition to New Sulfur Caps’: IMO

“The IMO says information from various sources has indicated a relatively smooth transition to the 0.5 percent sulfur cap for bunker fuel. “Prices for compliant fuels, very-low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) and marine gas oil (MGO), rose quickly initially but now appear to be stabilizing. As of January 20, 10 […]

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A Smooth Transition to IMO 2020?– Analysis from Seatrade Maritime News

Transitioning to IMO 2020 has not been completely smooth, “but the widescale dislocation of the shipping markets has  fortunately not materialized, however, there has certainly been an impact in the industry, and some of the possible problems could take a while to materialize,” states Marcus Hand in his Seatrade Maritime […]

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From the Wall Street Journal: ‘Maritime Emissions Rule Triggers Split in Shipping Costs’

Costas Paris published in the 12/20 issue of the Wall Street Journal a very complete note on the benefits of adopting scrubber technology. “An environmental rule hitting the maritime world at the turn of the New Year will open a steep divide in operating costs across shipping markets. “A large […]

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The Scrubber Difference: On Board the AF Claudia, Adria Ferries’s Green Vessel

“Adria Ferries has introduced its new vessel, ‘The AF Claudia’. The scrubber system will allow it to reach Albania eliminating almost completely sulfur emissions. “It was called ‘California Star’ and as its old name suggests it served as a Cruise Ferry on the other side of the world. Today, only […]

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New Netherlands Study Finds Negligible Environmental Impact from Accumulated Wash Water

CE Delft, in collaboration with Deltares, an independent institute for applied research in the Netherlands, released preliminary results of an independent study indicating that accumulated concentrations of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS, or “scrubbers”) wash water components are at very low levels and well below applicable regulatory limits.   Clean […]

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Scrubbers Look Increasingly Attractive As High Prices for Low Sulfur Start to To Take Form

In recommending the following note from Riviera Maritime Media, CR Ocean Engineering President and COO notes that, “ARGUs is looking at a price increase where the differential will be higher than $400 per ton. Up from our present $200 per ton.  Scrubbers can be justified even at a $150 per ton […]

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Using Scrubbers While Burning Residual Fuels Could Help Reduce Global CO2 Levels: New Norwegian Study

From World Maritime News: The continued use of heavy fuel oil with an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) is the most environmentally beneficial means of meeting global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets, Chief Scientist Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad concluded in a study published by Norway’s SINTEF. “Studies indicate that two-stroke engines […]

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From ShipInsight: CE Delft Scrubber Washwater Study Shows Minimal Impact

From ShipInsight: Preliminary results of an independent study presented by CE Delft, a research organisation in the Netherlands specialising in environmental issues, indicating that accumulated concentrations of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS, or “scrubbers”) wash water components are at very low levels and well below applicable regulatory limits have been […]

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‘The Idea that Open Loop Scrubbers Will Be Banned in Ports is Fake’: Nick Confuorto CROE COO

Originally published 5/13/2019 on SeaNews. By Baibhav Mishra —The issue of banning open loop scrubbers is being propagated to scare people away from scrubbers, according to Nick Confuorto, president and chief operations officer for CR Ocean Engineering, and a keynote speaker at Maritime Week Americas. “The number of ports likely to […]

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SAFETY4SEA Interviews CR Ocean Engineering President and COO Nick Confuorto

 While at CMA Shipping 2019, 2-4 April, Stamford, Connecticut, USA.SAFETY4SEA interviewed Nicholas Confuorto, President & Chief Operations Officer, CR Ocean Engineering. Mr. Confuorto discussed the challenges the 2020 regulations will bring to the maritime industry, while stressing that marine scrubbers means real savings for shippers.  ********** About CR Ocean […]

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