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MAERSK TO FIT LIMITED NUMBER OF SCRUBBERS

Friday, September 14, 2018 

Container shipping group Maersk will install exhaust gas scrubbers to a "limited number" of ships in its 750-vessel fleet, according to a Reuters report.

In a report published on Wednesday, Niels-Henrik Lindegaard, head of Maersk Oil Trading, told the news agency: “Using scrubber technology is a small part of – and just one of several elements in – our overall 2020 fuel sourcing strategy to ensure compliance in time.”

Although the exact number of vessels to be fitted out with a scrubber was not disclosed, Lindegaard continues to believe “the best solution remains with compliant fuels from refineries on land”.

Reuters says the spate of orders for scrubbers has led analysts to revise their demand forecasts for high-sulphur bunker fuel higher as the scrubbers will let the ships continue to burn high sulphur fuels.

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