Scrubber Installation Delays in China Due to Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Outbreak

The race to get scrubbers retrofitted on ships ahead of the second part of IMO2020 regulations (ban on the carriage of non-compliant fuels which comes into effect on 1 March 2020) may result in a significant extension of the budgeted downtime for many vessels.
 
As ship queues for scrubber installation grow at Chinese repair yards, some members are now faced with delivery delays due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak. The Chinese government has already extended…


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