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Ministry agency: Sulpher limit a question of economics

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency does not think that it is unrealistic for shipping companies to comply with the new sulphur content limit on 0.1 percent in the North and Baltic Seas from 2015 as the European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) says: “It is a question of economics”, the agency says.

Photo: Øyvind Nesvåg/Statoil

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency does not think that it is unrealistic for shipping companies to comply with the new limits on sulphur content which are to take effect in 2015. Thereby, the agency disagrees with the ECSA. Last week, the ECSA told ShippingWatch that the deadline agreed upon by the EU member states is not going to be met as the shipowners do not have the necessary time to adjust to the new regulation.

But the IMO coordinator in the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, principal Jesper Stubkjær, says that several different solutions exist and that one of these is obvious to see; using cleaner fuel than the heavy fuel used today.

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