The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) has urged ports and authorities not to make hasty decisions in banning open-loop scrubbers.

Scorpio Bulkers, which along with sister company Scorpio Tankers, has taken a major bet on scrubbers to comply with the IMO’s 2020 low sulphur regulations is assuming a price spread of $250 per tonne between high and low sulphur fuel once the limit is in force.

The Port of Fujairah has become the latest major port to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in its waters.