Suppliers: Only 500 ships are equipped with scrubbers

At this point in time, only around 500 ships have installed scrubbers. "Fairly disappointing," says director of scrubber producers' association EGCSA.

Photo: Maersk Line

Scrubber sales never really took off. Although a global sulfur directive was adopted last year to come into force in 2020, the sales never came and developments remained flat.

"To be honest, the market is weak and fairly disappointing," says Donald Gregory, Director of scrubber producers' association EGCSA (Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association).

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