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On compliance with air pollution limits from ships in SECA – A survey among Swedish shipping companies

Conference paper
Authors Zoi Nikopoulou
Published in IAME 2016 The International Association of Maritime Economists. Hamburg, August 23-26 2016.
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Business Administration, Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics
Language en
Keywords emission control, SECA, natural gas, scrubber, tanker, maritime transport
Subject categories Environmental engineering, Environmental Management, Industrial organisation, administration and economics, Transport Systems and Logistics


A new set of emission standards for international shipping is well under way, as Tier III of MARPOL Annex VI Convention for the prevention of air pollution from ships. Shipping companies are undergoing an adaptation process of planning over a compliance method, between alternatives with dissimilar economic, operational and technical characteristics. Compliance strategy to emission standards influences the long range competitiveness of a shipping company and the relative competitiveness of the sea transport service in comparison with other transport options. This survey studies the attitudes of a sample of Swedish Shipowners regarding a set of emission compliance methods; marine gas oil, liquefied natural gas, scrubbers, with some secondary input on electric systems and methanol. The results denote a concern on the sulphur regulations but the intent to comply, outline the hindrances against investing in gas propulsion and a disfavour towards scrubbers.

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