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Royal Arctic Line CEO wants heavy fuel ban pushed back to 2040

A coming ban on sailing with high-sulfur fuel oil in the Arctic should not come into force until 2040, says Royal Arctic Line CEO Verner Hammeken. NGOs want the company's management replaced following the statement.

Verner Hammeken, CEO of Greenlandic shipping company Royal Arctic Line. | Photo: PR / Royal Arctic Line

A ban on sailing with heavy fuel oil in the Arctic does not meet favor at Greenlandic shipping company Royal Arctic Line.

Such a ban represents a financial challenge for the shipping company, and ultimately the Greenlandic society as a whole, says CEO Verner Hammeken.

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