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Global scrubber rules should not hurt early movers, lobbies argue

Confidence in open-loop scrubbers has taken a knock over the past few months, with some port states banning them in their jurisdictions. The latest EU proposal for scrubber discharge rules has some shipowning interests thinking it is better to have this conversation on a global level, but others believe that will not mean much and lambast a move they see as based on sentiment rather than fact

Shipping lobbies have mixed reactions to the European Union’s latest proposal on regulating scrubber discharges at the IMO

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