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Hapag-Lloyd "looking in all corners" ahead of sulfur cap

"It won't be small change," says Hapag-Lloyd of the costs faced by the carrier when the global sulfur cap comes into force on Jan. 1 2020. Norden is also doing comprehensive research on how to handle the regulations.

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Several major players in the international shipping sector already have a sense of how they will react to the international sulfur cap.

Maersk knows that it will not use scrubbers as a solution when the global directive for a maximum sulfur content of 0.5 percent in vessels' emissions comes into force on Jan. 1 2020. Maersk Line's partner, MSC, has published a projected figure, expecting that the carrier will spend USD 2 billion annually on complying with the sulfur regulations – regardless of whether this money will be spent buying new fuel or installing scrubbers.

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