Hapag-Lloyd to undertake scrubber tests n 2019 as a stop gap solution

German shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd will conduct its tests of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) technology in 2019, the carrier has told Vancouver's Ship & Bunker journal.
While the company has yet to make any firm decisions on how it will comply with the upcoming global 0.50 per cent sulphur cap on marine fuel, it believes the use of EGCSs, more commonly known as scrubbers, could only be a stopgap solutions.
"To comply with the IMO regulations we seek three promising options: convert to using compliant fuels, use LNG or use exhaust gas cleaning systems. We will likely need a mix of all three," the company said.