Carriers still weighing up pros and cons of scrubbers vs switch to low-sulphur fuel

November 7, 2018 Gavin van Marle

The decision on whether to invest in scrubber technology on containerships, ahead of the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap on 1 January 2020, has resulted in ocean carriers adopting a “polarised” approach, according to an Alphaliner survey.
Moreover, the for and against opinion of carriers on the installation of the exhaust gas cleaning systems has caused a major split in two of the three alliances.
Some partners are opting to burn the more ...

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