IMO2020: Only ONE Top Ten Box Carrier is Not Opting for Scrubbers

ONE not installing scrubbers for 2020. Image Credit: ONE

Only one of that world's top 10 box carriers will not fit scrubbers to its fleet for the start of IMO2020, according to the latest data from Alphaliner.

Japanese container shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) is the only player opting to use low sulfur fuel exclusively for compliance when the global 0.50% sulfur cap on marine fuel comes into force from January 1, 2020.

ONE is the world's sixth largest carrier by capacity, according to Alphaliner data, and says it still studying the feasibility of using the technology.

The other nine carriers making up the top 10 - Maersk, MSC, COSCO, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM, and PIL - are all fitting scrubbers to varying degrees.

carriers that do not have scrubbers installed will bear a heavier burden from increased fuel costs as of 2020


"MSC leads the pack with confirmed orders for about 250 scrubbers, followed by Evergreen with some 150 units and Maersk with about 140, including both on owned and chartered ships," Alphaliner says in its latest Weekly Newsletter.

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