New data presented by researchers at Lund University and others in the journal Oceanologia show that the air along the coasts is full of hazardous nanoparticles from sea traffic. Almost half of the measured particles stem from sea traffic emissions, while the rest is deemed to be mainly from cars but also biomass combustion, industries and natural particles from the sea.
China is considering regulating emissions from boats and ships, the environment ministry said on Monday, as it tries to clamp down on pollution.
The new MARPOL Annex VI ultra-low-sulphur fuel oil regulations came into force as of 1 January 2015 introduced a significant regulatory change with respect to the maximum permissible content of sulphur(S) in marine fuels in designated sulphur emission control areas (SECAs), from max. 1.0% S to max. 0.1% S.