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Scrubbers could take five years to payback with the current oil price

With the current oil price, it could take between four to five years to recoup scrubber investments, says analyst firm Alphaliner.

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It could take up to five years for scrubbers to payback their investment with the current oil price, writes analyst firm Alpahliner.

Over the past couple of years, many shipping companies have invested in scrubbers for their vessels to allow them to continue to sail on high-sulfur fuels, even after the introduction of the new sulfur requirements on Jan. 1 2020.

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