Anchors aweigh for Danish maritime clean-up

Initiative sets goal of reducing sulphur emissions from ships by 90 per cent in response to new IMO standards

Denmark's environment ministry have announced a partnership with the Danish Shipowners' Association to further reduce sulphur emissions from ships.  A joint statement issued on Wednesday sets a 90 per cent cut as a main goal but no deadline was given, it seems.

The initiative comes in response to new standards confirmed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in October (EED 13/10/08).  The ministry also announced an action plan intended to encourage the oil industry to meet the new standards and to develop "common initiatives in technology and research".

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