Maersk says it is not being political about sulfur approach

"There should be no doubt that we at Maersk want to maintain the 2020 deadline," Maersk Oil Trading CEO tells ShippingWatch in response to criticism from scrubber producers.

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Maersk has no agenda aimed at pushing the global sulfur directive further into the future, says Niels Henrik Lindegaard, CEO of Maersk Oil Trading, in an interview with ShippingWatch.

The statement comes after Maersk this week at a conference in New York, and later in comments to ShippingWatch, explained the conglomerate's decision to not use scrubbers, which clean sulfur from emissions and is one solution to ensure compliance with the global sulfur cap set to come into force in 2020.

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