While there are certain scenarios that would make scrubber’s an attractive solution for IMO 2020 compliance, Odfjell SE CEO, Kristian Mørch, believes that overall the technology does not make sense.
Speaking in a Q&A session during the firm’s latest Q2 earnings webcast, Mørch’s views closely mirrored those of Maersk, in that he favoured a land-based solution but his company may still invest in the technology to help understand it.
“It’s something we’ve spent a lot of time analysing and trying to understand. I think fundamentally we have difficulty in seeing why an industry with 60,000 ships should try and solve a problem that actually should be solved ashore,” said Mørch.
“The people that supply in the bunker market will have to adapt whatever regulations goes on in that market.”
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