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The scrubber boom could be over for now

Several prominent shipping companies project that the scrubber boom could be over for now because of the low oil price, delays and the corona crisis.

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Top executives from several prominent shipping companies project that scrubber demand has peaked for now.

In just a few weeks, the sudden drop in the oil price has decimated the advantage for ships with exhaust gas cleaning systems installed, as high-sulfur fuel oil is no longer significantly cheaper than environmentally friendly fuel.

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