Vale picks scrubbers for its new generation of bulkers

Brazilian mining giant Vale has chosen scrubbers for its newest generation of bulker behemoths, even though the company is also prepared to sail on LNG. It is possible retrofitting will take place with other sections of Vale's existing fleet, reports TradeWinds.

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Vale's entire fleet of gigantic bulk vessels will likely have scrubbers installed by 2020, when the global sulfur cap takes effect.

TradeWinds reports that the mining company's management stated in a teleconference that at least its new generation of bulkers – the so-called guaibamax fleet of 48 vessels en route to Vale – will have scrubbers installed.

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