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China prepared to go further than IMO in terms of environmental regulations

China could very well be next in line to introduce a ban against open-loop scrubbers. The country's increasing environmental focus could lead to even tougher rules than the IMO's sulfur regulations, says bank.

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China could become the next player to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers, as Singapore recently decided to do in the port's area starting in 2020.

According to ShippingWatch's sources, there is no official ban on open-loop scrubbers scrubbers in China, but there is a plan to introduce one. Not just for the inland rivers, as several news outlets have reported, but some of the lager waterways could also be included, sources say.

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