China outlines future sulfur regulations

The Ministry of Transport in China lifts the veil for its plans on environmental zones and sulfur emissions from vessels. However, the requirements seem not to become nearly as strict as in Europe and North America.

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China has made progress in its plans on environmental zones including future sulfur requirements. According to Sustainable Shipping, the Ministry of Transport in China has presented its guidelines for ECA zones, which are nowhere near as strict as the current SECA zones for sulfur in North Europe and North America.

There will be three ECA zones which will cover the bodies of water near the coasts by Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta and the Bohai Bay, just as there will also be established an area in the port of Tianjin.

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