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China to launch ECA zones with sulfur requirements

The first of three major port areas in China will become a new emission control area (ECA) starting April 1st, from which date vessels may not have sulfur emissions of more than 0.5 percent. The Chinese environmental zones could result in more scrapping, SeaIntel projects.

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Danish Shipping: The challenge of sulfur cheating is real

The risk of carriers cheating with sulfur requirements to benefit financially is a real threat to law-abiding shipowners from 2020, says Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director of Danish Shipping. She rejects the criticism that that the industry is exerting too much energy chasing ghosts.

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