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Scrubber manufacturers chastise carriers for getting started too late

It would have benefited everyone if shipowners had started installing scrubbers earlier, deem two Danish scrubber manufacturers ME Production and Pureteq after several shipping companies have pointed out problems associated with the technology.

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Two suppliers think that many shipping companies have made the transition into 2020 and the new sulfur regulations more difficult for themselves by waiting too long to install scrubbers.

If shipowners had started retrofitting earlier, they would have had time to get to know the complicated technology better, the manufacturers say.

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