Clean Shipping Alliance 2020


The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) represents a group of leading companies from the commercial shipping and cruise industries that have been leaders in emission control efforts and have made significant investments in research and analysis, funding and committing resources to comply with 2020 fuel requirements through the development and use of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS).

The Alliance was formed on 27th September 2018 with a mission to provide information and research data to better inform industry, national and international authorities, non-governmental organizations and the public on the environmental performance and benefits of open- and closed-loop Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) and associated air and water emissions.

In addition to serving as an advocate for companies working to reduce marine exhaust gas emissions, CSA 2020 will support the scheduled implementation and effective enforcement of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) requirement for a 0.5 percent global sulfur cap on fuel content as of January 1, 2020.


The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 aims to support and educate on the use and effectiveness of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems in order to help achieve shared environmental and sustainability initiatives in the commercial shipping and cruise industries


The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has welcomed the preliminary results of an independent study presented by CE Delft indicating that accumulated concentrations of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS, or “scrubbers”) wash water components are well below regulatory limits.
The Financial Times reports on the race to clean up shipping based on interviews with Star Bulk President Hamish Norton, University of Southampton's Dr Matthew Loxham, and James Corbett.
CSA 2020 Committee members met with the Lloyd's List editor Richard Meade and news reporter Anastassios Adamopoulos at Lloyd's List's London HQ on the 3rd of May to discuss the merits of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems.



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