UK Shipping Needs Time to Prepare for 2015 Emission Limits

Press Release
Monday, March 18, 2013

The UK Chamber of Shipping says shipping needs more time to prepare for the 2015 0.1% sulphur limit introduction in the ECA's

The 2015 0.1% sulphur limit applies within the North Sea and English Channel and the Baltic Sea Emission Control Areas.

The Chamber's director of safety and environment, David Balston, said:
“We fully support the need to reduce sulphur emissions from ships – but we are particularly concerned that many routes will become non viable and for those vessels operating on them we seek transitional arrangements, including very tight time limited exemptions to allow technology to catch up and provide a realistic alternative."

These comments were made following the publication of a report by consultancy firm AMEC, commissioned by the Chamber on behalf of several North Sea and Western Channel shipping operators.

The report says that the targets for shipping companies to reduce their sulphur emissions by 2015, could cause adverse environmental effects and result in a loss of 2,000 maritime services jobs, and place many more industrial jobs under threat. The report is the first of its kind to examine the full impact of hitting sulphur targets.

The report shows the key impacts of hitting the 2015 sulphur reduction targets would be:

• Much more freight moved by road, rather than sea – increasing carbon emissions and causing more road congestion
• Up to 2,000 jobs put at risk in maritime engineering, navigation, catering, customer services, and other areas
• An increase of 2.8p per litre for the cost of road diesel
• Significant increases (up to 29% in some cases) in the cost of passenger and container route ticket prices.

The UK Chamber and the shipping operators who commissioned the report agree that there is a clear and unequivocal need to reduce sulphur emissions from shipping for both environmental and health reasons. However they warn that the speed at which shipping operators would be required to meet reduction targets, at huge cost, without sufficient technology in place to support the changes, along with the failure to date for these targets to take account of the overall need to reduce carbon emissions has been causing ship operators great concern for some time.

 

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

USCG Petty Officer Convicted, Sentenced

A Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced during a General Court-Martial in New Orleans, Thursday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Leonel Hinojosa, 32, was sentenced to reduction to E-1,

Hapag-Lloyd Warn About Verification by German Customs

Hapag-Lloyd has informed that for all import cargo to be discharged at the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven the carrier is responsible to send a complete

Wärtsilä, Clean Marine Energy Offer "Scrubber Finance"

Wärtsilä and Clean Marine Energy (Europe) Ltd (CME) today announced the landmark signing of the shipping industry's first collaboration agreement that will provide

Environmental

Wärtsilä, Clean Marine Energy Offer "Scrubber Finance"

Wärtsilä and Clean Marine Energy (Europe) Ltd (CME) today announced the landmark signing of the shipping industry's first collaboration agreement that will provide

Holland America Line Heads NOAA's List of Weather Observations

Holland America Line topped the list in 2014 for the World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies who submitted weather information to the National

Cook Islands to Issue Wreck Removal Certificates

The Cook Islands has acceded to the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (“The Nairobi Convention”). As a State Party, Cook Islands

Fuels & Lubes

New Tool for Recovering Oil from Sunken Wrecks

A tool for removing oil trapped in submerged vessels has been developed in Norway by design specialists Miko Marine.   The launch of the Moskito aims to address

Gulf of Mexico Sees First LNG-powered OSV

A special Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) has been delivered to Shell for its deepwater operations in the Gulf of Mexico.   The vessel, Harvey Energy, is chartered

EC Study on LNG as Shipping Fuel Reveals Industry Backing

As efforts to combat climate change increase worldwide, pollution stemming from maritime shipping presents a particular challenge.     The study on the perception

Marine Power

CTruk OWSV Enhanced with Volvo IPS

Since the launch of its first-of-class CTruk MPC22 late last year, the East Anglia-based workboat designer and builder informs it has incorporated performance feedback

Caterpillar, Uptake to Create Analytic Solutions

To help customers around the world better understand the health of their equipment and optimize machine availability, Caterpillar Inc.today announced it has

India's Naval Help to Small Indian Ocean Nations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assigned senior officials in the Ministry of Defence with a task to “identify” and “support” maritime needs of smaller nations

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3644 sec (3 req/sec)