16 SECA countries discuss sulfur enforcement

Just two months after the SECA countries introduced the new sulfur requirements for shipping, the 16 countries involved, among them USA and Russia, will meet tomorrow in Denmark to discuss the most pressing topic: How to control the vessels' sulfur emissions.

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There are still uncertainties concerning how ports and their respective authorities will enforce the new sulfur regulation, and above all how far the monitoring has come in general at this point in time.

The initiator behind the Trident Alliance, Roger Stevens, recently emphasized that it was much too soon to call off concerns whether the shipowners of the world would adhere to the sulfur requirements, which in the beginning of the year came into effect in North Europe and off the coasts of North America.

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