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IMO dawdling may cost DFDS EUR 18 million

It is bad news for the shipowners, for the environment and for future decision that the IMO has failed to agree on a concrete pH values of discharged scrubber water and thereby the ability of the scrubber systems, the Danish carrier DFDS states. Now DFDS may face additional costs of EUR 18 million.

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It may well become expensive for DFDS that the IMO Subcommittee on Bulk Liquids and Gases failed to agree on the environmental consequences of the use of scrubbers. Furthermore, DFDS will become a bigger environmental culprit, says DFDS Sustainable Director, Per Marzelius. He adds that future decisions on scrubbers will be postponed in the carrier.

“Now, not being able to operate with open loop scrubbers may be a hindrance to new investments. It is a much more difficult decision we will have to make now,” he tells ShippingWatch.

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