Scrubber advocates disappointed by latest ban

Ports and authorities should not make hasty decisions on open-loop scrubbers, warns scrubber association after the ban against discharging wash water in yet another large bunker port. This is a political issue, says analyst.

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The decision to ban the discharge of wash water from open-loop scrubbers in the major Middle Eastern bunker port Fujairah has attracted the attention of scrubber advocacy organizations.

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) chair Don Gregory is disappointed. He thinks the ban, the latest of which follows several others, comes at an unfortunate time when the industry is trying to reduce sulfur emissions. This could lead to the process going backwards, he says.

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