The Council of the European Union announced today the amendment of the directive regarding the sulphur content of marine fuels. The new directive aims to reduce emissions from shipping that increase air pollution due to their high sulphur content, as well as to protect human health and the environment.

Consequently, the limits for the sulphur content of marine fuels will be reduced to 1% by the end of 2014 and to 0,10% from 1 January 2015. In addition, the International Maritime Orga...

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