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.