New international rules on the limitation of sulphur emissions from ships

Friday, October 10, 2014
As of 1 January 2015, new rules (Emission Control Areas, ECA) will apply to sulphur emissions from ships. The rules mean that shipping companies will be obliged to use fuel oil with a sulphur content no higher than 0.1%. These new rules apply to the majority of Eimskip's sailing routes and will inevitably have an impact on fuel costs. The regulation originates from the UN's resolution on more environmentally friendly marine shipping, which is implemented by the International Maritime Organisatio