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Finland provides state subsidies for scrubber investments

Finnish shipowners receive USD 40 million in state subsidies from the country's government for installing scrubbers on their ships.

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The Finnish government has earmarked USD 40 million in state subsidies for a series of shipping companies that, like DFDS and others, plan to install exhaust cleaning systems, so-called scrubbers, on their ships in light of the future sulfur requirements for fuel in areas including the Baltic Sea (the ECA zone).

The Finnish carriers set to benefit from the subsidies include Finnlines, Bore, ESL Shipping, Godby Shipping, Neste Shipping and Tallink Silja, and the subsidies will cover 22 ships.

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