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China: Hainan island to implement 0.1% sulphur limit ECA from January 1, 2022

29 Dec 2021

The following article first published by Manifold Times on 28 December was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent. An online translation service was used in the production of the current editorial piece:

Hainan, an island province of China located in the nation’s southernmost point, will be implementing a 0.1% sulphur limit emission control area (ECA) from January 1, 2022 onwards, according to the Danzhou Municipal Ecological and Environmental Protection Bureau.

In addition, vessels plying at Hainan are required to meet the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier III standard for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission levels.

Under the Tier III standard, NOx emission levels for an engine installed on a ship constructed on or after 1 January 2016 must be reduced to 3.4 g/kWh on any vessel operating in a designated Emission Control Area (ECA).

The development is a result of the “Implementation Plan for Ship Air Pollutant Emission Control Zone” introduce by the Chinese Ministry of Transport in November 2018.

The implementation plan delineates Hainan’s coastal emission control area covering the waters within the line of 20 boundary control points.

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Photo credit: Danzhou Municipal Ecological and Environmental Protection Bureau
Published: 29 December, 2021

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