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Scrubber ordering will continue far beyond Jan 1, 2020

2018 was the year in which shipping companies started to invest in scrubbers for real, and the surge in demand has led to packed yards. As such, demand will continue after the sulfur regulations come into force on Jan. 1, 2020, projects DNB in an analysis.

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The ordering and installation of scrubbers will continue far beyond Jan. 1, 2020 when the global sulfur regulations come into force, says Norwegian bank DNB in a new analysis of the scrubber market, one of the most hotly debated issues in the shipping sector in 2018.

The surging interest in scrubbers over the course of the year has rubbed off on demand, which during 2018 has been constantly increasing, while several shipowners are still weighing whether scrubbers could be the solution to their challenges in terms of ensuring compliance with the IMO sulfur cap.

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