Iceland eyes earlier shipping emissions curbs

Restrictions on cruise ships’ emissions are being fast-tracked in Iceland after high concentrations of ultrafine particles and black carbon were detected in Reykjavik last week

Restrictions on cruise ships’ emissions are being fast-tracked in Iceland after high concentrations of ultrafine particles and black carbon were detected in Reykjavik last week.

Scientists took samples following a request from NGOs belonging to the Clean Arctic Alliance. Cruise ships typically change over from low-sulphur oil to heavy fuel oil when leaving one of the Emission Control Areas (ECAs) as designated under Annex 6 of the Marpol Convention for the prevention of pollution from ships.

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