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Report: Shipowners' response to sulfur requirements

70 shipowners with about 5,000 ships, including Torm, Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd, have released their responses to new sulfur requirements. Consulting firm MEC Intelligence has reviewed the responses.

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

The carriers' responses to the new sulfur regulations have been heavily anticipated. DFDS reacted early by investing in scrubbers while others pointed to a shift towards the more expensive marine gas oil that discharges less than the 0.1 percent, as required by the directive in North Europe, North America and in the English Channel.

The consultant agency MEC Intelligence, which works with the maritime sector, among other fields, has published a new report in which the firm reviews how a total of 70 carriers, including Maersk Line, Torm, UASC and Finnlines have chosen to comply with the new directive.

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