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2020 regulations could break the weak players in the bunker market

The bunker industry is one of the sectors that could experience upheavals when the sulfur regulations come into force on Jan. 1, 2020, according to a white paper from Infospectrum. The banks will move closer to the industry, Danske Bank tells ShippingWatch.

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The global sulfur regulations, set to come into force approximately 350 days from now, could have severe consequences in the bunker sector, where it is far from certain that all players will still be in the market a year or two down the line.

In a recent white paper, credit rating bureau Infospectrum looks at how the regulations, aimed at lowering sulfur content in ships' exhaust fumes, will impact the maritime sector financially.

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