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August 18, 2018

Limiting Sulfur Oxide emissions from ships will have positive impact on human health: How does that work?

Sulphur 2020 – Cutting Sulphur Oxide Emissions Starting January 1, 2020, the limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating outside designated emission control areas will be reduced to 0.50% m/m (mass by mass). This will significantly reduce the amount of sulphur oxides emanating from ships and should have major health and environmental benefits for the world, particularly for populations living close to ports and coasts. Simply put, limiting sulphur oxides 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. A study on

August 13, 2018

U.N. sets rules to cut sulfur emissions by ships from 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Nations’ shipping agency set global regulations on Thursday to limit the amount of sulfur emissions from vessels and said they would come into force from 2020. ‘MUCH TO DO’ About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea. “There will be much to do between now and 2020 to ensure that sufficient quantities of compliant marine fuel of the right quality will indeed be available, and that this radical switch over to cleaner fuels will be implemented smoothly ... without distorting shipping markets or having negative impacts on the movement of world trade,” said Simon Bennett, director