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Media: China officially bans open-loop scrubbers

According to several news outlets, China will now ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in port areas and emission control areas in coastal regions.

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China is now allegedly following suit and banning the use of open-loop scrubbers in ports and in emission control areas in the country's coastal regions, report several media.

According to Lloyd's List, the Chinese ministry of transport has now stated that a ban against the open-loop scrubbers, which eject wash water into the sea, will be implemented in the country's port areas.

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