HEARING ON EU AIR POLLUTION POLICY

INTERTANKO, together with other industry associations, is today (18 January) participating in a meeting with the European Commission and EU Member States’ governments in order to discuss the future course of EU policies on air pollution from shipping.

INTERTANKO's main emphasis will be on the urgent need for EU Member States to ratify MARPOL Annex VI.  INTERTANKO will also tell the Commission that the current EU directive 99/32 imposing a 0.2% cap on MDO to be used in EU waters must be revised in order to avoid adverse effects both on trade and on the environment.  A more comprehensive report on this will be provided in the next Weekly News.

Contact: Dragos Rauta dragos.rauta@intertanko.com