Italy introduces ship emissions control rule

Stricter maritime sulphur rules regulating the Adriatic and Ionian seas are due to come into effect on 1 January 2018. The new rule would prohibit a sulphur content in bunker fuel of more than 0.10 per cent in both seas, according to an Italian government statement. The rule will come as an amendment to an earlier government directive that proposed a deadline of 2020 for a 0.10 per cent sulphur cap on bunker fuel in Italian waters.

Source: Sustainable Shipping News, 5 and 18 August 2014

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