Since IMO announced the implementation of the SOx emission regulation from January 1, 2020, shipowners have been moving from wait-and-see to take consideration of EGCS. Desulphurization equipment, Green fuel and Electric boat are chose as the solutions on shipping market.
Green Fuel including LNG /LPG /low sulfur FO and methanol, but each one of the four, will face the challenges. New fuel is widely introduced under the influence of production and distribution system perfect degree, In addition, the special necessary modification on the engines will be required to use the new fuel, which will lead to additional work and more cost. Actually, using new technologies to meet the compliance requirements also have to consider the real efficiency and huge cost.
In the face of what measures to choose in the future to meet the requirements of relevant laws and regulations, it is particularly important to grasp the industry trend.
Therefore, DNV-GL launched a gadget on its official website, which shows the situation of using new fuels and new technologies in the shipping industry at present intuitively, so as to provide more reasonable solutions to owners and operators.
According to the data of September 7, 2018
Desulphurization equipment (EGCS): The vessels of plan to install are 1,321 (Including actual installed and ordered ).
LNG: The vessels propelled by LNG are 264
Battery: The vessels of Electric are 248
LPG: The vessels of using LPG are 6
Thus, the installation of desulfurization equipment will be a better choice.