Sulphur emission control legislation related to MARPOL Annex VI has been in effect for quite some time within designated Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA or ECA). These SECAs are areas where strict controls to minimize sulphur emissions from vessels were established.  The SECAs in effect are the Baltic Sea (2005), the North Sea (2006), US and Canada (2011) and the U.S. Caribbean (2013). Within these areas sulphur limits for fuel have gradually been reduced from 1.5% prior to 2010 to a limit of 0.10% starting in 2015.  As a result, to date these regulations have largely affected only vessels trading within the ECAs. The rest of the world’s fleet will feel the impact of the legislation in 2020 when sulphur limits are scheduled to drop globally to 0.5%.  

Eskomarine, in an effort to provide alternative solutions to its valued clients has teamed up with CR Ocean Engineering of U.S.A. 

for more detailed details read the CR Ocean Engineering section of our web page


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