MEPC Agrees NOx Control Areas

by MarEx 10/31/2016

photo courtesy of MarEx

photo courtesy of MarEx

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed to limit Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions from ships' exhaust gases during its meeting last week.

The agreement relates to both the Baltic and North Seas, and final confirmation is expected at the next MEPC meeting in spring 2017. 

The decision will create a larger Nitrogen Emission Control Area (NECA) for new ships built in or after 2021.

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