New report: Sulfur will not trigger an upheaval in shipping

There have been expectations that the upcoming 2020 sulfur cap would boost the transition toward scrubbers and the use of, for instance, LNG as fuel. But these projections are cast aside in new report from Columbia University.

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The new environmental regulations in shipping, and especially the upcoming global sulfur cap, are viewed by many as a driver that will boost innovation in the sector.

And a long line of projects and developments are underway, for instance related to the new infrastructure for LNG bunkering, just as equipment suppliers have been working for years to develop scrubber technologies to clean sulfur from vessel exhaust.

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