Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 formed to support exhaust gas cleaning systems

A group of leading companies from the commercial shipping and cruise industries has announced the creation of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020.

CSA 2020’s mission is to provide information and research data to better inform industry, national and international authorities, non-governmental organisations and the public on the environmental performance and benefits of open- and closed-loop Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems and associated air and water emissions.

In addition to serving as an advocate for companies working to reduce marine exhaust gas emissions, CSA 2020 will support the scheduled implementation and effective enforcement of the International Maritime Organisation’s requirement for a 0.5% global sulphur cap on fuel content as of 1st January 2020.

Founding members of CSA 2020 include: Blystad Group, Cargill Inc, Carnival Corporation, DHT Holdings, Eagle Bulk Shipping, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Frontline Ltd, Golden Ocean Group Limited, Grimaldi Group, Hunter Group ASA, Navig8 Group, Okeanis Eco Tankers, Oldendorff Carriers, Safe Bulkers, Inc, Spliethoff, Star Bulk Carriers Corp, Torm and Trafigura.

The companies in CSA 2020 have become leaders in maritime emission control efforts while making significant investments in EGCS in preparing for the 2020 sulphur limits. CSA 2020 believes that Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems will make a substantial difference to the ports and ocean environments in which their ships operate and will promote global environmental progress – especially the goal of reducing the health impact from airborne sources, which is at the heart of the 2020 IMO regulation.