Going overboard? Shipping rules seen shifting pollution from air to sea

Euronews | Oct 21, 2019 at 2:32 PM
  • New global rules forcing ships to reduce air pollution by using cleaner fuels will see more sulphur and nitrates dumped into the oceans, analysts and civil society leaders say.
  • From January 2020, the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) will ban ships from using fuels with a sulphur content above 0.5%, compared with 3.5% now.
  • Worldwide compliance with the rules is expected to be almost 100%, and the change has rapt the oil, shipping and refining industries.