MARPOL Compliance in Baltic/North Sea SECA could cost additionally US$4.6 billion annually; Exhaust Gas Scrubbers could decrease costs by 35%

MARPOL ComplianceExcerpt from the “The price of sulphur reductions in the Baltic Sea and North Sea shipping”, where Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen, Juha Kalli and Tapani Stipa make a strong case for Marine Exhaust Gas Scrubbers.

MARPOL Annex VI regulations on sulphur in ship fuels will cause remarkable additional costs for the sea transport. These costs can be estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars annually for the commercial shipping in the European SECA (Baltic Sea, North Sea and English channel) from 2015 onwards, with projected fuel price difference. Costs would be mainly borne by ships with large annual fuel consumption inside the SECA. These ships are mainly RoRo/RoPax and container carriers in typical North European ship traffic. Exhaust gas cleaning with scrubbers can be a cost efficient solution for hundreds of ships in SECA traffic to decrease the operation costs. Installing scrubbers to 500 ships with the largest fuel consumption in the area can decrease the overall additional costs by about 35%.”

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