INDUSTRY coalition SEA\LNG has urged industry to redouble its commitment to compliance with, and enforcement of regulations regarding sulphur emissions.
The IMO Marpol VI regulations take effect in 2020.
SEA\LNG chair Peter Keller said shipping had made significant progress in cutting its environmental impact from harmful emissions, but more had to be done.
“All parties, especially the Port State Authorities must play their part,” Mr Keller said.
“Effective and consistent enforcement, across all jurisdictions of the IMO emissions regulations, will be essential to ensure more environmentally friendly shipping and a level playing field for all shipping companies.
“Flag states and port authorities have a clear and key responsibility in ensuring compliance,” he said.
“If we do not collectively commit to compliance and enforcement, then we will continue to miss a tangible and viable opportunity to eradicate harmful emissions such as Sulphur Oxide (SOx), Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), and Particulate Matter (PM).”
SEA\LNG believes LNG as a marine fuel provides a means of negating current and potential future local emissions issues.