This infographic focuses on how the use of scrubbers have turned a global shipping’s air pollution problem into an ocean pollution problem, and why their use may conflict with UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea). This infographic also makes recommendations for actions states, industry and the IMO should take.
This webinar looks at how scrubbers have turned global shipping’s air pollution problem into an ocean pollution problem.
“It’s been a loophole for industry to continue burning the cheapest, dirtiest fuels,” says Lucy Gilliam, of Seas at Risk, an association of European environmental organisations.
At PPR9, NGO demand that IMO slash shipping's impact of black carbon emissions on the Arctic by requiring a switch to distillate or alternative cleaner fuels or methods of propulsion for vessels operating in or near Arctic waters.
A number of shipping companies, including Maersk, Hapag Lloyd and Klaveness, have indicated that they will likely move to low sulphur fuels, and some fuel companies are quietly happy to sell a more expensive, 0.5% sulfur product, while hoping for low numbers of scrubber installation.