Press Article: As bans on open-loop scrubber use rise, so do shipowners' costs

News & Insights 4 October 2020


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Rebecca Hamra, Regional Claims Director based in New York, discusses how investment in exhaust gas systems may now have to factor in fines and port delays in TradeWinds.

Rebecca Hamra, Regional Claims Director based in New York, discusses how investment in exhaust gas systems may now have to factor in fines and port delays in TradeWinds.

The cost-effectiveness of installing scrubbers has centred on the price spread between high-sulphur and low-­sulphur fuel. But as this spread continues to erode, the added costs associated with ships being detained and fined due to the discharge of scrubber wash water could make a critical difference in the debate.

The full article is available on the right, with kind permission of TradeWinds

 

Category: IMO 2020

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