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The solution to one shipping climate challenge could exacerbate another

The upcoming global sulfur directive is designed to solve a pollution issue, but the regulations look set to significantly exacerbate another problem. "It's not free for the environment," says a bunker consultant. It is the price that has to be paid to reduce sulfur emissions, says supplier Haldor Topsøe.

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The solution for one environmental problem in shipping could exacerbate another environmental problem.

This is the case right now in the shipping sector, where there is a large focus on getting carriers ready to comply with the global sulfur directive, set to come into force on Jan. 1 2020.

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