Maersk forced to change course in global race for environmental gains

While Maersk is publicly criticizing the exhaust gas cleaning systems, the group has still begun to install them on a large scale. Smart choice, say analysts.

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In the fight to keep costs down, A.P. Moeller-Maersk has begun to install numerous of the exhaust gas cleaning systems, scrubbers, which the group has in the past otherwise severely criticized.

Scrubbers represent one of the methods to ensure compliance with the shipping industry's new environmental regulations, which are set to come into force at the turn of the year. The other option – which Maersk as been advocating – is to bunker cleaner fuel.

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