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.




CSA 2020  supports the use and effectiveness of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems to  achieve shared environmental and sustainability initiatives across all shipping sectors.



The Clean Shipping Alliance is “disappointed” in the country’s recent decision to restrict exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber) wash water discharge, and has concerns for the impact on shipping.
The Clean Shipping Alliance regrets the vote that took place today in the Transport Committee of the European Parliament that encourages EU Member States to restrict open-loop Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) was taken without any scientific basis.
Commenting on the latest news release issued by the International Maritime Organization on the one-year anniversary of the IMO Low Sulphur Regulation (IMO2020) that came into effect on 1 January 2020, the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 highlights the crucial role of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems in the smooth transition as noted by the IMO.



Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance
Number of ships in the Clean Shipping Alliance
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Shipping Sectors represented by the Clean Shipping Alliance
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countries represented by the Clean Shipping Alliance