U.S.-based Hudson Shipping Lines became a member of the Trident Alliance as part of the company’s ongoing «green» initiatives.
«The shipping industry has a tremendous opportunity to improve its impact upon the world with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap. Hudson believes it has a responsibility to encourage companies and countries to comply with both the letter and also the spirit of the sulphur rules,» said Company President, Mr. Avi Eilon. Hudson has previously announced its intentions to not charter or use vessels with open or closed loop exhaust scrubbers installed following the implementation of the IMO2020 sulphur cap on January 1, 2020.
In a statement about its decision to join Trident Alliance, the company said that it will «be supporting organisations that lobby countries, customers, producers and ports to ban exhaust gas scrubber systems, and encourage shipowners and the banks and financiers who finance their operation to cease their use and installation.»
Part of the Seatrade group since 1993, Hudson is a supply chain management company with an integrated global shipping portfolio using around 70 dry bulk carriers.