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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Scrubber Use Meets Environmental Standards, Study Shows

From ShipInsight: Astudy carried out on washwater from scrubbers on cruise ships shows that it compares well with numerous water quality standards. The results of the study were revealed by the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 to coincide with the IMO’s PPR 6 meeting taking place in London this week. The […]

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Three-year study finds that scrubber washwater is safe for ocean environment: VPO

A three-year study conducted by Carnival has found that scrubber is “effective and safe for the ocean environment”, Vessel Performance Optimization reports.  The February 22 newsletter quotes Ian Adams, executive director, of Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020, who explains that the study compared “281 washwater samples from 53 scrubber-equipped cruise ships […]

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From ShipInsight: ‘Japan Will Not Ban Open-loop Scrubbers’

Reposted from ShipInsight — By Paul Gunton. 25 February, 2019. Japan will not impose any restrictions on international ships discharging scrubber wash water in its ports, according to a senior representative of the country’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Naohiro Saito, deputy director for international affairs in the ministry’s […]

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CROE’s Nick Confuorto to Chair Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Scrubber Systems Seminar

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy announced that CROE’s President and COO Nick Confuorto will be chairing the Scrubber Systems 2020 seminar, to be held 3-4 October 2018 at the Hallam in London. As the event’s chairman, Mr. Confuorto will be setting objectives and moderating panel sessions. Nicholas Confuorto (Nick) is a founding member […]

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CR Ocean Engineering at SMM, The World’s Leading Maritime Industry Trade Fair

The CR Ocean Engineering team will join industry leaders at the SMM Maritime Trade Fair, September 4-7 in Hamburg. With over 2,200 exhibitors and about 50,000 visitors from all over the world, SMM continues to cement its position as the most important event in the maritime industry calendar. The trade […]

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CROE’s Nick Confuorto at Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Scrubber Systems 2020 Seminar, London, Oct. 3-4

The 2 day seminar offers a comprehensive and timely discussion of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems ahead of the IMO’s global sulphur cap. Workshops and sessions will discuss the decision-making process, installing and commisioning scrubber systems technology and fine-tuning the operation of systems currently in use. Event Information: Scrubber Systems 2020 […]

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CROE at the Posidonia 2018 International Shipping Exhibition, in Athens

Nick Confuorto’s CR Ocean Engineering’s President and COO will be heading the CROE delegation to the 2018  Posidonia international shipping exhibition, in Athens, Greece. Held every two years, the event will take place June 4-8 in Athens. It will gather under one roof the leaders of the shipping industry and […]

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Glasgow Ship Manager Awards Multi-Scrubber Contract to CR Ocean Engineering

Songa Shipmanagement Ltd., part of the Oslo-based BLYSTAD Group, will retrofit CR Ocean Engineering Marine Scrubbers on 14 vessels in its fleet with an option for 5 more. New Jersey, April 15th, 2018. After evaluation of available options,Glasgow based Songa Shipmanagement Ltd. selected CR Ocean Engineering, LLC, as the supplier […]

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In the quest for IMO compliance and lower harmful emissions, for shippers ‘The cheapest and probably best alternative right now seems to be the scrubber’

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, in an article discussing IMO compliance, notes that scubber technology remains the most viable technology. Excerpts: “How does all this fit into the industries search for lowering harmful emissions? Well as there is yet to emerge a single fuel that is clean and has negligible harmful emissions, […]

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Global 2020: Scrubbing will be the lowest cost route to compliance, says consultant

By Lesley Bankes-Hughes— However, the transition to a 0.5% global sulphur cap ‘could take two to three years and will cost us all money,’ notes Robin Meech, MD of Marine & Energy Consulting. Addressing delegates on the opening day of the Middle East Bunkering Convention in Dubai, Meech gave a useful […]

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With a 175% Return on Investment, marine scrubbers make economic sense: Deutsche Bank

Ship and Bunker discusses the ROI of scrubbers pointing out how much economic sense they make: “Scrubbers, or exhaust abatement technology, which allow ships to meet sulfur targets but continue to burn high sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) will deliver a decent return on investment, according to new research. “The study from […]

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