CSA 2020 welcomes new members

The CSA 2020 has welcomed new members Photo: CSA 2020 The CSA 2020 has welcomed new members Photo: CSA 2020

Norwegian/Swedish Wallenius Wilhelmsen has become the latest shipowner to join the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), increasing the organisation's membership to 35 shipowners operating a combined fleet of almost 2500 vessels.

Other companies to have recently joined include Hammonia Reederei, International Seaways, Chandris (Hellas) and Genco Shipping & Trading.

Roger Strevens, vice president of global sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, spoke of the challenges faced by the shipping industry as a result of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap. “To mitigate the risk and costs associated with these challenges, Wallenius Wilhelmsen will use low sulphur fuels on the majority of its fleet and scrubbers on the rest of its vessels,” he said.

“We join the CSA 2020, to help ensure the wider industry and its stakeholders have a sound scientific understanding of the operational and environmental performance of scrubbers.”

Genco Shipping & Trading, another prominent shipowner to join CSA 2020, plans to install scrubbers on 17 Capesize vessels with retrofit options for an additional 15 smaller bulk carriers.

Ian Adams, executive director of CSA 2020, was delighted to welcome companies to the alliance. ”With the addition of these new members to CSA 2020, we can now gather further data on which shipowners, regulators and port authorities can make more informed decisions on how best to comply with the global sulphur cap.”

Other than the 35 CSA 2020 members that have already adopted exhaust gas cleaning, the alliance has identified a further 242 ship owning and operating companies with investments in scrubber technology.

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