Sulphur enforcement in the media

Highlights from the latest debates and discussions on enforcement of Sulphur regulations.  

Clean air: Strengere Schwefelgrenzwerte auf Nord- und Ostsee: Flächendeckende Kontrollen und Strafen nötig 

Daniel Rieger reports on the impact of the ECA regulations that came into force as of Jan 1 2015, and the challenge of proper enforcement (in German).

Sustainable Shipping: US Coast Guard in discussions to tighten ECA enforcement

Reporting from SIBCON, Sustainable Shipping report that: 

"Bailey said that, in the United States, Port State Control authorities carried out routine examinations to see that existing ECA rules were being complied with. He said those examinations were expanded "if warranted".

Meanwhile, the US authorities were in discussion with their counterparts in Canada, which is part of the same North American ECA, to ensure compliance.

Bailey also said the United States was considering a programme to encourage 'whistle blowers'."

gcaptain: SMM Hamburg Kicks off

Keeping the air clean in ports is a step in the right direction, but enforcement is a significant problem, commented Roger Strevens, Chairman of the Trident Alliance. Only 1 in 1000 ships are ever tested for emissions compliance and the penalties for noncompliance are minimal as compared to the costs associated with installing scrubbers or burning low sulfur fuel.  

Sustainable Shipping: ECA enforcement non-existent, claims ferry executive

With tougher sulphur limits inside emission control areas (ECA) looming, plans to enforce the rules are largely absent, according to DFDS's Poul Woodall, who is environmental and sustainability director at the Danish ferry operator.

Automotive Logistics: Trident Alliance formed, first members announced

A new coalition of ship owners and operators has been officially launched to collaborate on the enforcement of forthcoming maritime sulphur emission regulations...

Sustainable Shipping: Enforcement of upcoming sulphur cap will be 'key factor' in Europe

Enforcement will be a key factor once sulphur limits in Emissions Control Areas (ECAs) drop to 0.10% at the start of the new year, says Eirik Andreassen, managing director of Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS). (Paywall)

Aronnax: Transparency - whether you like it or not

DEMAND for ship emission transparency is on the rise, and the modern data tools to supply this are available. It will not please everyone, but as cargo owners, charters, regulators and even some shipowners want more transparency, demand will only grow.

Maritime Denmark: J. Lauritzen medstifter af Trident Alliance 

En gruppe af rederier med verdensomspændende aktiviteter har i dag grundlagt Trident Alliance. Trident Alliance er en koalition af redere og operatører, der deler en fælles interesse i robust og gennemsigtig håndhævelse af de nuværende og kommende marine svovl regler....