DFDS on scrubbers: One should be careful with giving others advice

DFDS is satisfied with its decision to use scrubbers to rinse vessel emissions. "It has been the right choice for us, but it might not necessarily be so for our neighbor," Poul Woodall, head of environment and sustainability at DFDS, tells ShippingWatch.

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Three years ago, DFDS was considering a decision which now faces most carriers today: To sail on low-sulfur fuel or install a scrubber?

DFDS opted for scrubbers. This turned out to be the right decision for the carrier, which currently has scrubbers installed on 18 vessels, while four newbuildings will also come with scrubbers installed.

All scrubbers have paid themselves off, and the environmental impact is highly positive,"

Poul Woodall, head of environment and sustainability, DFDS

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