Singapore rules scrubber residues are toxic

Shipowners keen to get rid of their scrubber discharges in Southeast Asia’s largest port will need to fork out a sizeable sum.

The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore has ruled that exhaust gas cleaning residues generated by ships have been classified as toxic industrial waste and as such the residues must be collected and managed by licensed toxic industrial waste collectors who can then arrange for the waste to be offloaded in packaged form or in intermediate bulk container tanks directly to trucks and MPA licensed harbour craft for ships at berth and at anchorages, respectively.

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