IMO 2020 compliance: emissions reduction tactics considered

IMO 2020 compliance: emissions reduction tactics considered

June 24, 2019 —Hellenic Shipping News

As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new rules governing shipping emissions post-2020 approach, shipping operators are weighing their options. By 1 January 2020, ships must have transitioned to using fuel with a sulphur content of no more than 0.5%, compared to the current limit of 3.5%. The IMO says: ‘Simply put, limiting sulphur oxides [SOx] emissions from ships reduces air pollution and results in a cleaner environment. Reducing SOx also reduces particulate matter, tiny harmful particles which form when fuel is burnt.

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