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Another big bunker port bans open-loop scrubbers

Open-loop scrubbers will now also be banned in major port Fujairah once the sulfur regulations take effect in 2020, meaning two of the world's biggest bunker ports have now declared a ban.

Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP/Polfoto

Port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates will ban the use of open-loop scrubbers. The ban was disclosed in a document sent from the port to its customers, which also shipping and logistics company GAC has informed its customers about.

This means that vessels in the port must sail on fuel compliant with the IMO regulations once the new sulfur cap takes effect in 2020.

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