South Korea will be implementing an emission control area (ECA) at five locations effective 1 September 2020, according to Korean shipping publication ShippingNewsNet.
The development will require vessels to switch to 0.10% sulphur fuel when berthing at the ports of Busan, Incheon, Yeosu-Gwangyang, Ulsan and Pyeongtaek-Dangjin from 1 September 2020 onwards.
Manifold Times in July 2018 reported a professor from Mokpo Maritime University suggesting to government officials the implementation of an ECA in South Korea as part of plans to improve air quality at local port cities.
Photo credit: Busan Port Authority
Published: 25 October, 2019
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