Virus outbreak worsens scrubber delays already spanning months

The coronavirus outbreak in China worsens prospects even further for shipping lines needing scrubber installations on their ships. Delays already span up to five months. It is unknown when six ships from tanker carrier DHT Holdings can get equipment on board.

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Delays at Chinese shipyards are now extended further by the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

Several shipping companies that have bet on scrubbers as of Jan. 1 must already be quite frustrated with the developments – before the virus broke out in earnest, too.

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