Updated 11 Oct 2019

IMO pollution regulation

In modern times the shipping industry has been unfairly singled out as a major source of global pollution. It is often said…

Updated 11 Oct 2019

NOx emissions

Timeline: MARPOL Annex VI (NOx related) 26 Sept 1997 – Annex VI formally adopted;1 Jan 2000 – Engine-makers begin building and…

Updated 11 Oct 2019

SOx emissions

Timeline: MARPOL Annex VI (SOx related) 26 Sept 1997 – Annex VI formally adopted;19 May 2005 – Annex VI enters into force…


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Updated 11 Oct 2019

Oil pollution overview

With the possible exception of the polluting potential of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic and a movement to ban its use as a fuel…

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Types of waste water

Ships make use of a great deal of water some of which is taken from the sea and returned untreated and some of which needs to…

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Garbage

Regulating waste material Disposal of waste from ships was once merely a matter of throwing over the side everything that was…

Updated 11 Oct 2019

Fuel-saving technology

There is an unfair depiction of the shipping industry as a profligate user of fuel causing unnecessary emissions and…

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