Danish Shipping Supports Ban on HFO as Fuel in the Arctic

Let's get Heavy Fuel Oil out of the Arctic

At MEPC71, the Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting at the International Maritime Organization in London, Danish Shipping, a group representing Denmark’s shipowners, made the following statement:

“The Polar Code encourages ships not to use HFO in the Arctic. Danish Shipping prefers that the recommendation becomes a regulatory requirement as we support a ban on HFO as fuel. It is crucial that a future ban applies to all ships operating in the Arctic independent of their flag. Therefore such a ban should be adopted by IMO. We need to find a balance between economic development and environmental safety and we therefore support initiatives that minimizes the risk of oil spill”, says director Maria Bruun Skipper from Danish Shipping.

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