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.
PPR 9-10-4 – Urgent matters related to the harmful effects of EGCS wastewater discharges and conflicts with international treaty commitments and duties
This document identifies the risks associated with exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) wastewater discharges and accordingly recommends criteria that should be considered when risk and impact assessment guidelines are developed. It also identifies local, regional, and international regulatory instruments and measures which should be considered and included when a database containing restrictions and conditions on EGCS discharges is created.
A position paper by Clean Arctic Alliance member Green Transition Denmark on why scrubbers should be banned in territorial seas today.
This document provides comments on documents MEPC 76/9/1 (ICES), MEPC 76/9/2 (Austria et al.) and MEPC 76/9/6 (Japan) and urges the Committee to approve the scope of work on scrubber discharges and identify zero-discharge areas, and require the work to be undertaken as a matter of urgency
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.