Coronavirus could delay scrubber installations

Ships set to have scrubbers installed could suffer further delays due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China, writes Reuters. It might also benefit others.

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Several ships are currently waiting to have scrubbers installed. The waiting time could be further extended due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China, several sources tell news agency Reuters.

The Chinese New Year is already putting everything on hold in China, including at shipyards, where many vessels have been abandoned. Four Chinese provinces, meanwhile, have asked companies to extend the holiday for a week until Feb. 10 due to the Coronavirus. And this has caused concern, said the chief financial officer of Japan's Mitsui OSK at a conference.

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