Box carriers face a “world of hurt” managing the additional cost burden of IMO 2020 bunkers, says Matson, Inc Chairman and CEO, Matt Cox.

While the Pacific carrier likes the look of scrubbers + HSFO for its compliance strategy and this week said it was fitting units to a further three of its vessels, many of the world’s biggest box carriers including CMA CGM Group and Hapag-Lloyd have been vocal about taking a predominantly fuel-based approach to IMO 2020 compliance.

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