Singapore bans open-loop scrubbers

It will be illegal to use open-loop scrubbers in one of the key ports in the world. Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority will from Jan. 1, 2020 ban use of the technology.

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Shipping companies that have invested in open-loop scrubbers must prepare for extra costs when, after Jan. 1, 2020, they call in the world's busiest port in Singapore.

By that date, Singapore will ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in the port region, said Andre Tan, CEO of the country's Maritime and Port Authority, MPA, at a conference in Singapore Friday, report several media.

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