96 Maersk Line ships to comply with new U.S. ECA requirements

The new American ECA requirements, which state that all vessels sailing within 200 nautical miles of the United States have to use low sulfur fuel, will mean the fleet has to fulfill new demands. For Maersk Line, this affects 96 ships.

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The new ECA requirements in the United States mean that 96 Maersk Line ships will have to carry and use the new low sulfur fuel, in order to comply with the new rules. In the first week since the new requirements came into effect on August 1st 2012, the 27 Maersk Line ships arriving in the U.S. were able to carry and use the new fuel, which contains 1 percent sulfur, the new sulfur limit within a 200 nautical mile radius.

Maersk Line writes in a statement that the shipping company wishes to comply with the new requirements.

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