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Scrubber retrofits boost charter rates

Analyst firm Clarksons provides the figures to prove what has long been expected: as scrubber retrofits increase in the run up to 2020, the negative pull on supply as vessels go out of service has increased charter rates across sectors, and in the case of VLCCs by nearly 20% in June. The trend is expected to accelerate through the year

VLCC and capesize rates were $3,000 and $2,000 higher in June because of scrubber fittings

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