Nine more shipping companies have joined Maersk and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) by signing up to the Trident Alliance, an industry-led initiative to ensure enforcement of the stricter ship sulphur regulations, which was formally launched on July 7. The sulphur content limit of bunker fuel in designated sulphur emissions control areas (SECAs) falls to 0.10 per cent from 1 January 2015.
“Robust enforcement of sulphur regulation is needed for health and the environment and, from the perspective of maintaining a level playing field, it is a business imperative,” said Roger Strevens (WWL), chairman of the Allliance.
Possible new action to improve enforcement and introduce stiffer penalties for sulphur breaches has so far only been announced by the authorities in Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Source: Sustainable Shipping News: 7 July and 11 September 2014