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Marine Emissions Solutions

Nishant BahlHead Business Development
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The shipping industry is facing a pressing need to improve its environmental footprint. There is an imminent need to reduce harmful environmental emissions created by the shipping industry. Brenntag can help you comply with these new requirements with cost-effective solutions delivered to you efficiently, reliably and safely.

Caring for the environment

The shipping industry is facing a pressing need to improve its environmental footprint. Brenntag is ready and equipped to support your International Maritime Organization requirements.

We supply exhaust-cleaning chemicals safely and efficiently at dockside, thanks to our efficient supply-chain solution.

Our supply chain solution

At Brenntag we have a comprehensive chemical distribution global footprint. We can supply you with all products required for the marine environmental initiatives.

We have several years’ experience with delivering liquid caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) and marine-grade liquid urea solution to ships at ports all over the world – in the USA, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia.

Whether you are using Sulphur Oxide (SOx) scrubbing equipment – requiring sodium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide or Sodium (Bi) Carbonate, or you have a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system – requiring marine grade liquid urea solution, we have all your needs covered.

Take advantage of our global network
With Brenntag you benefit from our local market and industry expertise, as well as local stock availability combined with access to an international network of chemical manufacturers. And with us, you can always be assured that safety is paramount.
 

Treating marine emissions

  • The reduction of sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from marine vessels has been a priority for some time. International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations to reduce SOx emissions from ships first came into force in 2005.

    Currently the limit the limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating in Sulphur Emissions Control Areas (SECAs) is 0.1%, whereas in the rest of the world the limit is 3.5%. From 1 January 2020, however, the limit will be reduced to 0.50% m/m (mass by mass). This will significantly reduce ships’ SOx emissions, therefore bringing tangible health and environmental benefits for the world – particularly for populations living close to ports and major shipping routes. As a result many ships are already being outfitted with SOx scrubbing units.

    Many ships are already being outfitted with SOx scrubbing units. As the name implies, the SOx emissions pass through a system that utilises a chemical process to reduce the SOx emission to an acceptable level. The chemical required is sodium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide or sodium (bi)carbonate.

  • The IMO 2020 sulphur cap aims to promote green practices within the industry; fortunately, already established measures have paved the way for more environmentally friendly shipping. A key example is the IMO NOx Tier III limits. These limits apply to engines installed on or after 1 January 2016 that are operating in Emission Control Areas, and establish a strict limit on their emissions. For the European market, Tier III regulations will come into effect in the North Sea and Baltic Sea Emission Control Areas from 1 January 2021.

    Similar to the SOx scrubber, a system called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is installed on the ship. This SCR system utilises a chemical reaction to reduce NOx to an acceptable level. This technology has been effectively used in diesel cars and trucks for many years. 
     

  • Sulphur Oxide (SOx)

    The reduction of sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from marine vessels has been a priority for some time. International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations to reduce SOx emissions from ships first came into force in 2005.

    Currently the limit the limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating in Sulphur Emissions Control Areas (SECAs) is 0.1%, whereas in the rest of the world the limit is 3.5%. From 1 January 2020, however, the limit will be reduced to 0.50% m/m (mass by mass). This will significantly reduce ships’ SOx emissions, therefore bringing tangible health and environmental benefits for the world – particularly for populations living close to ports and major shipping routes. As a result many ships are already being outfitted with SOx scrubbing units.

    Many ships are already being outfitted with SOx scrubbing units. As the name implies, the SOx emissions pass through a system that utilises a chemical process to reduce the SOx emission to an acceptable level. The chemical required is sodium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide or sodium (bi)carbonate.


Contact us

Get in touch to find out more about how we can help your business comply with the International Maritime Organisation’s regulations, in time for the 2020 deadline.