LNG: the fuel of the future for containerships, or a ‘disastrous’ option?

October 16, 2019 Mike Wackett

By the end of next year, 20-25% of the global containership fleet will be fitted with scrubbers, enabling them to consume cheaper heavy fuel oil (HFO) blends, predicts Alphaliner.
Moreover, it expects 2M alliance partners Maersk and MSC to have their combined 62-strong 18,000-23,000 teu ULCV fleet to be equipped with scrubbers by 2021.
After 1 January, it will be illegal for ships to bunker fuel with a sulphur content above 0.5%, unless they ...

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