Euronav CEO rejects u-turn on scrubbers

Euronav has not changed its stance on scrubbers, even though the shipping company has for the first time bought ships equipped with scrubbers, says CEO Hugo de Stoop. The system has become standard on newbuild supertankers.

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It was not about scrubbers when major Belgian tanker operator Euronav got the opportunity to buy three supertanker VLCCs currently being built in South Korea.

CEO Hugp de Stoop is pleased that the new ships are fitted with the exhaust gas cleaning systems, but the decision to buy the ships was not made due to the scrubbers, he explains in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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