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Maersk: Scrubbers are costly and allow for cheating

Maersk sees many good reasons for not using scrubbers as the way to comply with the approaching global sulfur directive. Poor economy and a risk of cheating are just two such reasons, says Marc Refsø Holm, Leader of the US Fuel Desk at Maersk Oil Trading.

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As one of the first shipping majors, Maersk has actively chosen not to use scrubbers as a way to comply with the new sulfur directive. The carrier now takes the next step by warning of several negative consequences – financial as well as legal – related to the technology.

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