The Clean Shipping Alliance, or CSA 2020, has received written approvals and no-objection letters from more than 20 ports covering Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia indicating they have no intention of banning the use of open-loop scrubbers in their waters, it said Thursday.  This comes after some ports announced that they were banning the wash water discharge from open loop scrubbers in their port waters. In January, the Port of Fujairah issued a notice relating to this. Singapore is set to implement a similar ban from January 1, 2020, while China has already done so from January 1 this year in its emission control areas covering inland waters and most of its coastline, including Bohai Bay waters. Discharge from open-loop scrubbers had also been banned earlier in many other regions including Belgium, California and […]