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Hong Kong ready with sulphur regulations by summer

Politicians in Hong Kong agree on speeding up the implementation of new sulphur regulations for ship fuel. The local shipowners' association remains concerned.

Photo: Thomas Borberg

The air quality in megacity Hong Kong needs to be improved, and the local maritime sector looks set to be the first major focus area of this effort if the local politicians have their way - as there is very broad political support for the proposal to increase the requirements for ship fuel, according to Sustainable Shipping.

In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Christine Loh Kung-wai, Under Secretary of the Hong Kong province environmental authority says that she expects the proposal to reduce sulphur in ship fuel will be approved within the next six months.

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