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Port of Gothenburg in limbo on decisive scrubber issue

Swedish authorities have for years refrained from making a decision about open-loop scrubbers. This now makes Gothenburg Port Authority take action. A clear yes or no is needed, says Edvard Molitor, Senior Manager, Environment, at Port of Gothenburg to ShippingWatch.

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The Gothenburg Port Authority has found itself in limbo for years in the question about open-loop scrubbers.

In a much publicized move, Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority recently banned open-loop scrubbers in the port region starting in 2020, and the port's colleagues in Gothenburg, Sweden, now want to be able to similarly make a decision about the issue.

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