Hudson Shipping Lines


Chicago based ship operator Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) announced that the company is going to avoid scrubber-fitted ships because scrubbers shift exhaust dirt into the ocean. Furthermore, Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) has joined Trident Alliance that focused on assuring full implementation of pending IMO 2020 (International Maritime Organisation) rules.

Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) believes that the current form of IMO 2020 (International Maritime Organisation) rules contains a major loophole that is being abused by irresponsible shipowners to allow the continued use of high sulfur fuel oil (HSFO). Therefore, Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) will operate with and within the Trident Alliance to ensure robust enforcement of all maritime sulfur regulations and develop new technologies to monitor ships’ compliance with the regulations.

Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) will be supporting organizations that lobby maritime nations, charterers, shipowners, traders, and ports to prevent exhaust gas scrubber systems, and encourage shipowners and the banks and financiers who finance their operation to discontinue scrubber use and installations.


United States-based ship operator Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) will boycott scrubber-fitted ships and will use only ships that burn International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 compliant bunkers. Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) does not want anything to do with exhaust gas scrubbers when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 new rules comes into effect in 2020. Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) will not employ scrubber-fitted ships to meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) standard capping ship exhaust’s sulfur content at 0.5% come 1 January 2020.

Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) fully examined the use and operation of exhaust gas scrubbers and have discovered that scrubbers simply transfer the pollution produced by ships from the air to the ocean. According to Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL), using a scrubber-fitted ship is violating of International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020’s spirit and intention to protect the environment.

Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) will charter in bulk carriers that exclusively burn bunkers that comply with International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 regulations. Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) join and support organizations that promote the use of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 compliant bunkers.

Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) encourage other shipowners and operators to move away from using ocean-polluting scrubbers. Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) employs about 70 dry bulk carriers. Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) employed three bulk carriers from Diana Shipping. Diana Shipping also calls scrubbers an unattractive investment for International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 compliance.


US-based commodity giant Castleton Castleton Commodities and Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) reached a settlement agreement over a pair of ultramax bulker newbuilding for $12 million. Castleton Commodities seized Hudson Shipping Lines’ $1.37 million and Judge Lynn Hughes released the money. US-based commodity giant Castleton Commodities enforced arbitration award against Chicago based Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL). Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) breached the bareboat contract for 2016 built ultra bulk carrier 61K MV Loch Nevis and MV Loch Ness. US-based commodity giant Castleton Commodities applied London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association and win the award against Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL).


Houston US Federal Court Judge Lynn Hughes rejected the application of Castleton Commodities to seize bunkers on panamax bulk carrier 77K DWT MV Nord Hydra in its dispute with Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL). Chicago-based ship operator Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) chartered-in tonnage from Castleton Commodities. Castleton Commodities started a $12 million legal fight over Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) bareboat charters for two panamax new building bulk carriers. Castleton Commodities alleged that Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) breached the seven-year bareboat charter contracts.