Arctic heavy fuel ban expected within four years

A ban on heavy fuel oils in the Arctic could be in place by 2023, the campaign group Clean Arctic Alliance indicated in Reykjavik this week on the eve of Iceland’s annual Arctic Circle Assembly

A ban on heavy fuel oils (HFOs) in the Arctic could be in place by 2023, the campaign group Clean Arctic Alliance indicated in Reykjavik this week on the eve of Iceland’s annual Arctic Circle Assembly.

A draft methodology for analysing the impacts of a ban on the use and carriage of HFO by ships in Arctic waters was agreed at a February meeting of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

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