Reduction in sulphur oxides emissions: legislative intervention reaps positive results


The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which is responsible for overseeing ship safety and security and the prevention of water and sea pollution from ships, decided in 2017 to intervene legislatively with the intent to reduce the amount of sulphur dioxide generated by the shipping industry. The legislative intervention came in the form of the implementation of a sulphur content limit called “IMO 2020”, which ultimately ensures minimal environmental impact by the industry and safeguards human health.

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