China introduces tough emissions control rules for ships.
China has published new regulations designating three areas as sulphur control areas effective January 1st 2019. Eleven key ports are allowed to impose requirements for fuel burned at berth as early as January 1st 2016. Mandatory port requirements will go into force January 1st 2017 for all ports in designated areas.
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An Artificial Nose Sniffer "Monitoring Ships' Emissions Compliance.
The sniffer - photo by: Johan MellqvistSince the turn of the year 2015, ships have had to comply with new and stricter environmental requirements. As a result, the amount of harmful sulphur in the air over Denmark has more than halved. An ‘artificial nose’ fitted on the Great Belt Bridge is checking whether ships are complying with the rules.
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Emission Control Areas and Low Sulphur Fuel
Enquiries in relation to the requirements for the consumption of low sulphur fuels in Emission Control Areas (ECA) are not uncommon. Many of the enquiries received by the Club have concerned disputes, or potential disputes under time charterparties.
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Danish shipowners hit out at ECA avoiders
Too many ships are getting away without complying with EU sulphur directives across northern European emission control areas (ECA's), warns the Danish Shipowners’ Association in a release this week.
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A system designed to detect aerated Heavy Fuel Oil (H.F.O.), known as the cappuccino effect, when bunkering at one of the international seaports.
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