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Hong Kong preparing new sulphur regulations

As the first port in Asia, ocean going vessels will have to switch to low sulphur fuel before calling in the Port of Hong Kong, starting 2015, according to a local political initiative.

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The authorities in Hong Kong are working on sulphur regulations that will put the metropolis on the map of cities working actively to help the environment.

A proposal by the city government's CEO C Y Leung states that, starting in 2015, ocean going vessels will have to switch to more environmental low sulphur fuel before being permitted to call in the Port of Hong Kong.

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