Friday, 09 February 2018 10:59

IMO committee seeks early ban on high sulphur fuel

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IMO’s pollution prevention and response sub-committee (PPR 5) met this week and proposed that IMO consider implementing a worldwide ban on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels to encourage the enforcement of the 0.5% global marine sulphur cap in 2020. The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC), which has consultative status at IMO, welcomed the recommendation that the IMO imposes the ban at its MEPC meeting in April.  IMO PPR also agreed to move forward with the consideration of measures to control black carbon emissions from ships and their impact on the Arctic. 

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