Maersk Line in favour of low sulphur fuel

Maersk Line is planning on opting for low sulphur fuel to comply with the new regulations of the global sulphur cap. Vincent Clerc, chief commercial officer of Maersk Line said that the container line is looking for a solution that will fit the existing fleet and not only the new ships. Moreover, Maersk prefers a proven solution with low sulphur fuel rather than LNG at this stage.

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No future for scrubber technology?

Maersk has stated that they do not see the business case for investing in scrubbers as a long-term solution. Besides the costs, scrubber open-loop systems come with a regulatory risk as they are not designed to cope with all of the environmental regulations likely to be imposed on shipping over the next decade.

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https://www.platts.com/IM.Platts.Content/InsightAnalysis/IndustrySolutionPapers/SR-tackling-2020-imo-impact-shipowners-tighter-sulfur-limits.pdf

What do you think about scrubbers not being a long-term solution? Would you still consider scrubbers as a solution to ensure compliance with the global sulphur cap?