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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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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