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Global sulfur requirements are now on the agenda

The 16 SECA countries set to control the emission of sulfur from ships in the new environmental zones in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea have now moved on to the next massive challenge: Global sulfur demands that will come into play in a few years.

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The 16 SECA nations are gearing up for the next wave of challenges regarding control of emission of sulfur from ships, i.e. the global requirements set to take effect in coming years, which bring with them a new set of issues than the ones the countries currently handle in the sulfur zones in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea that took effect in January this year.

"We are very much aware that it will lead to a new round of challenges for authorities. We are not just working on specific solutions, but from the Danish side of things, we are also in discussions with many other players all over the world regarding collaboration on this. So it has become even more relevant to focus on IMO," says Peter Krog-Meyer, a special consultant with the Danish Maritime Authority who is involved in collaborative efforts with other authorities concerning enforcement of the new sulfur rules.

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