Saudi Arabia ports prohibit open-loop scrubbers
Open-loop scrubbers continue to face resistance from certain coastal jurisdictions as controversy concerning the impact of wash water discharge
The decision by Saudi Arabia adds to the number of jurisdictions that have prohibited use of the open-loop exhaust gas cleaning system, which account for more than 70% of all scrubbers globally. The country’s port authority has said it will prohibit the discharge of wash water until an environmental standard is issued
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