Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/06/05

Pollution: the race to clean up the shipping industry

Map showing carbon dioxide emissions by ships in 2015“Hamish Norton, a shipping executive at US-listed Star Bulk Carriers, is as prepared as he can be. Over the past year, his company has begun installing exhaust gas cleaning units on 100 vessels — almost all of its fleet — to meet new environmental rules that are set to change the industry.
“It’s certainly a pretty disruptive event,” says Mr Norton, adding it will cost the company $170m to fit so-called scrubbers on to its ships, which carry commodities such as bauxite and iron ore. “It’s a massive amount, particularly as profitability has not been great.””

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Fonte: Finantial Times, 30 de maio de 2019

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