Bunker price movements are looking very favourable for the economics of scrubber equipped tonnage, says Maersk CEO, Soren Skou.

In comments made last week during the firm’s latest earnings call, Skou said the relative price movements of high sulphur and IMO2020 compliant low sulphur bunkers it was looking like ‘’great business’’ to have a scrubber installed.

Despite Maersk’s long-standing position against the technology, in February the firm revealed it had placed retrofit orders for units totaling $263 million.

Skou now says that if the current price dynamic continues, Maersk could even scale up its scrubber programme in order to stay competitive, Danish media reports.

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