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Maersk calls for increased fuel control

Maersk Line and Maersk Tankers had thousands of port calls in 2012. Not a single ship was checked for fuel quality. Completely unsustainable, says Maersk Maritime Technology which calls for action.

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The European authorities' control of ships' fuel when they call in European ports is extremely limited, and carriers can save millions when sailing in, for instance, the Baltic Sea and North Sea by not using the more expensive, low-sulphur fuel. This is evident from surveys performed by th EU-Commission and others, and the results are supported by numbers from Maersk Line and Maersk Tankers, according to Niels Bjørn L. Mortensen, Director for Regulatory Affairs at Maersk Maritime Technology. He describes the European authorities' control of ship fuel as flawed.

Since 2008 ships have only been allowed to use fuel with a max sulphur content of 1.0 percent in their emissions, and from January 1st 2015 this limit will be lowered to 0.1 percent in the so-called ECA zone in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and the English Channel.

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