Paddy Rodgers denies he is on a crusade against scrubbers

In his own words, Euronav CEO Paddy Rodgers regards scrubbers with healthy sceptisicm. Some call him an outspoken opponent. He denies being on on a crusade against the technology. Top shipping names argue for and against scrubbers.

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"I am not a crusader," says Euronav CEO Paddy Rodgers summing up several months of criticism against the scrubber technology, which companies like Maersk and Eagle Bulk have adopted at least for part of their fleets.

No one in the shipping industry doubts that Rodgers does not believe in the business case of installing exhaust gas cleaners on board a ship, and with the current price levels of heavy fuel and low-sulfur fuel, which are not that far from each other, he believes the market is documenting his point.

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