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Canada fully supports global ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

OTTAWA – The Canadian government has formally confirmed its support for a global ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters to help reduce the environmental impacts of increased marine shipping in the North. Such a ban has existed in the Antarctic region since 2011. As the Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Sub-Committee of the …

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IMO working group recommends ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping

In a landmark decision reached at the end of last week in London, a working group of the International Maritime Organization has recommended a global ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships sailing in Arctic waters, with some notable exceptions, beginning on July 1, 2024. The decision by the Sub-Committee on …

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IMO hails “relatively smooth” transition to new sulphur limit

Since¬†January 1, the global upper limit on the sulphur content of ships’ fuel oil has been reduced to 0.5% from 3.5% under the so-called “IMO 2020” regulation. This is significantly reducing the amount of sulphur oxide emanating from ships and will have major health and environmental benefits, particularly for people living close to ports and …

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