As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) implemented a global limit on sulfur in ships’ exhaust gases, which came into force on January 1st, 2020, marine exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also called scrubbers, have become even more vital to stay compliant.
Additionally, with the current focus on sustainability, more regulations are expected to enter into force in order to secure cleaner shipping for a cleaner environment. Let us dive into what marine scrubbers are.
According to the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Association, it is estimated that approximately 10 % of sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions stemming from human activities are caused by the global shipping industry. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has implemented an international sulfur cap to lower this significantly.