Posts Tagged ‘SOx Emission in EU’

Air Pollution: EU shipping strategy

EU Directive 2005/33/EC requiring use of 0.1% sulphur marine fuel at berth (Fuel Switching ) entered into force on 1 January 2010


In November 2002 the European Commission published a strategy to reduce air pollution from sea-going ships and a proposal for reducing the sulphur content in marine fuel oils.
The strategy contains a broad series of objectives, proposed actions and recommendations for bringing about such reductions over the next ten years. As part of the strategy the Commission published a proposal for reducing the sulphur content of marine fuels. Read more »

North Sea SECA became effective August 11, 2007

Implementation of the North Sea SOx Emission Control Area (SECA)

Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78) allows for the designation of SOx Emission Control Areas (SECA’s) where ships should not use fuel with a sulphur content in excess 1.5% m/m unless fitted with an Exhaust Gas Cleaning system or other technological method.

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