CR Ocean Engineering new President and COO Dominique Philibert at the Envirotech Forum Online

CR Ocean Engineering new President and COO Dominique Philibert, addresses participants in the panel of Envirotech Forum Online. Billed as the “Biggest Maritime Decision Makers Gathering Globally, the event will discuss in detail various aspects of the industry, including: REGULATIONS AND GOALS – TODAY / 2030 / 2050 IMO 2020 […]

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CSA welcomes EU’s first maritime environmental impact report

This from Hellenic Shipping News: “Launched yesterday by the European Environmental Agency (EEA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), the EMTER marks the “first comprehensive health-check of the sector”. The publication covers key environmental impact such as GHG emissions, air and underwater pollution, non-indigenous species as well as oil […]

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While non-scrubber fitted VLCC’s earnings drop to historic lows, returns on scrubber-equipped vessels nearly double

Excerpts from an article Sam Chambers published 7/19/2021 on Splash247. com. Here’s the complete article. “VLCC spot earnings averaged just $500 a day on the benchmark TD3C trade between the Middle East and China during the first half of the year on a slowsteaming, non-scrubber, non-eco basis, marking the lowest […]

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President & COO Nick Confuorto Retires

Becomes Senior Advisor at CR Ocean Engineering PARSIPPANY, N.J. USA, July 12, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Samuel W. Croll, CEO of CR Ocean Engineering LLC (CROE), has announced the retirement of Nick Confuorto, President and COO since 2013. Confuorto will continue to collaborate with the firm in an advisory capacity. Confuorto […]

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Management Changes at CR Ocean Engineering

Nick Confuorto Becomes Senior Advisor; Dominique Philibert Appointed President & COO PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 7, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Samuel W. Croll, CEO of CR Ocean Engineering LLC(https://www.croceanx.com), has announced two changes to his senior management team effective July 1, 2021. Dominique Philibert has become President and COO, and Nick Confuorto, CR […]

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VLSFO adds up to $20,000 a year of operational costs per ship

“I would guesstimate that the extra cost for additional sampling, onboard test kits, increased purifier maintenance, supply and installation of cermet piston rings, treatment chemicals, additional filtration equipment is in the region of between US$10,000 and $20,000 per ship per annum,” said Norbulk Shipping executive Sacha Cornell, according to a […]

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Ample supply of HSFO in NW Europe widens ‘scrubber spread’ between price of 3.5pc sulphur product and IMO-compliant 0.5pc fuel oil

Argus Media reports on 4/14/2021 that the Ample supply of high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) in northwest Europe has widened the “scrubber spread” between the price of 3.5pc sulphur product and IMO-compliant 0.5pc fuel oil. Excerpts below. Here’s the full article. “The price of delivered HSFO in Rotterdam has declined by […]

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Increased acceptance: Scrubber-fitted vessels nearly double since January 2020

Fifteen months after the IMO implemented a global cap on sulfur emissions, a growing number of ships have chosen maritime scrubber technolongy as a means of compliance while also saving money on more expensive fuel, according to a March 19, 2021 Clean Shipping Report.  “BIMCO analysts have noted that now […]

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As bunker prices spike only scrubber-fitted tankers are earning positive

Important reading on the economic benefits of marine scrubbers. SpGlobal.com reports that “Only scrubber-fitted VLCCs are earnings positive as bunker prices spike.” Excerpts: “Non-scrubber fitted tankers in the red on key routes – Widening HSFO discount to LSFO may revive scrubber market- Rising LSFO prices to push up demand for HSFO. “Singapore […]

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Rapidly widening HSFO vs VLSFO spread forecast newer opportunities for scrubber manufacturers

The quickly increasing spread between HSFO and VLSFO bunkers, in the context of a “more normalized supply and demand dynamics could usher in a second wave of scrubber uptake in the shipping industry, writes Martyn Lasek, managing director at Ship and Bunker in an extensive January 26 industry analysis.  He […]

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Maintenance issues reported on older engines that switch to very low-sulfur fuel oil

Excerpts from a January 18, 2021 post published in Marine Link.  As shipowners mull the pros and cons associated with new fuels to meet tightening emissions rules, Chevron Marine is finding that some ship owners that switched older engines to  very low-sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) are reporting build-up of red deposits […]

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Return of bunker surcharges means more misery for shippers; scrubbers show early ROI

Excerpts from an article by Mike Wackett published 11/01/2021 on Theloadster. com.  As oil prices head north again, ocean carriers are preparing to ramp up low-sulphur fuel surcharges to add to the misery of shippers struggling with sky-high freight rates, surcharges and premium fees. Since early September, the price of Brent […]

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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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