China’s major port adopts regulation to prevent shipping pollution

China Major Port Adopts Regulation to Prevent Shipping Pollution

December 6, 2019 –

Qinhuangdao, China’s largest coal shipping port, has adopted a regulation to prevent air emissions from ships, local authorities said. The regulation, which has taken effect on December 1, stipulates that ships that emit “visible black smoke” for three minutes and above will be punished. Meanwhile, incinerators are banned in ships off the waters of Qinhuangdao, the regulation said. Priority will be given to the ships powered by fuel oil with sulphur content below 0.1% m/m in entry, load and unload, and departure of the port.


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