Does your port restrict use of open-loop scrubbers?
The IAPH Climate and Energy Committee is undertaking a global port survey to identify the restrictions that are currently applied in the use of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) – also known as ‘scrubbers’ – by vessels while sailing in port and/or national waters in different parts of the world. The focus is placed on the operation of the so-called open loop scrubbers, that release wastewater while in operation. The survey outcomes will provide IAPH with accurate and up-to-date information on the subject, to support the forthcoming discussions at the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). In addition, the Climate and Energy Committee will be analysing the outcomes to identify potential areas for follow-up work. A summary report will be produced and disseminated to all survey respondents. You can access the survey through this link. We welcome ports’ responses by 30 April.