Industry position paper on sulphur in fuel

The shipping industry, represented by BIMCO, European Shipowners Association (ECSA), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO, has drafted a common position paper on the draft Directive on Sulphur Content in Marine Fuel. The Industry has prepared this paper in order for the European Parliament to gain a better understanding of the implications of the ratification of MARPOL Annex VI (Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships), as well as to explain the differences of opinion that the sector has with some parts of the draft Directive. The European Parliament will start its second reading of the draft Directive in early January - the Industry has arranged meetings in Brussels in November, December and January.

Contact: Dragos Rauta