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Estimated future use of options

Estimated future use of options

A Lloyd’s Register study reports the results of a questionnaire among ship owners about their intentions regarding mitigation of SOx emissions. A large percentage of the respondents have no intention to mitigate these emissions or still do not know which option will be utilized. Ship owners spending only a very limited share of their time in ECAs may opt to avoid sailing in these areas altogether rather than investing in mitigation. It was also highlighted in the media that, owing to lax enforcement of the regulations, some ship owners said they intended to ignore the sulphur rules.   

 

Those ship owners who do have ideas on the issue appear to be opting mainly for MGO and scrubbers in the short term, while giving consideration to LNG in the medium and long term.

 

Results of a survey among ship owners’ on intentions to mitigate SOx emissions
Results of a survey among ship owners’ on intentions to mitigate SOx emissions

 

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85-100% less pollutants

LNG as a shipping fuel can help significantly reduce the environmental impacts of maritime transport, most likely without increasing costs. With this fuel, NOx, SOx and particulate emissions can be reduced by 85-100% in comparison with HFO.