China Imposes Emission Rules Too Early

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From October onwards, the major ports located around the Yangtze River Delta has planned to impose restrictions on ship emissions.

Strict regulations

This move by China is being widely appreciated as it gears to impose tighter rules on emissions from vessels travelling in and around the ports starting from October 1. The emission rules were announced by the China’s Ministry of Transport

Shanghai port to be affected

The World’s biggest container port, Shanghai port including the ports located in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces are expected to be majorly hit by the advancement of dates. Earlier the implementation date was set on January 1, 2019.

The China’s Ministry of Transport announced in July that it would extend its emission control areas (ECA) to include the country’s entire coastline from 2019. China’s ECAs limit the sulfur content of the fuel that ships can burn while operating in the ECAs to 0.5 percent.

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Source: Reuters

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