Greece-based dry bulk shipping firm Star Bulk Carriers has shown immense trust in exhaust gas cleaning systems as a means of complying with the IMO 2020 regulation, having installed scrubbers on a total of 114 of its 116 ships.
Despite certain delays in installation due to COVID-19 disruptions in the supply chain and yard closures in Asia, all 114 ships have had their installations completed and certified.
“As of today, we have completed all scrubber installations on 114 vessels, which are now certified and operational. Since the beginning of the year, despite the meaningful delays due to the coronavirus, we completed installation with minimum delays and have now more than 15,000 running days experience across the fleet,” Simos Spyrou, Co-Chief Financial Officer, said in a conference call.
The company’s fleet is pretty much diverse consisting of 17 Newcastlemax, 19 Capesize, 2 Mini Capes…