New international rules on the limitation of sulphur emissions from ships (1)

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Our news from 10 October 2014 stated that new rules (Emission Control Areas / ECAs) for the sulphuremissions from ships would come into effect on 1st January 2015. The Regulation is based onthe UN's resolution on more environmentally friendly marine shipping and involves reducing theamount of sulphur in oils. The permissible sulphur content in oils is at present 1% but will become0.1%. The Regulation is implemented by the International Maritime Organization / IMO.Eimskip strives to be a leading