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Global health impacts of vehicle exhaust

Study links ambient levels of toxic particles and ozone specifically caused by vehicle exhaust emissions to 385,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2015, of which 60,000 were due to emissions from shipping.
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Iceland’s first electrified ferry

ABB supplies the drive system and energy storage technology for Iceland’s first electrified ferry. The 70-metre vessel will be equipped ...
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Baltic Sea SECA has saved thousands of lives

Thousands of lives in North Europe have been saved as a result of the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA), whereby ships’ fuel ...
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110 shipping companies support speed limit

In an open letter to the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO), the 110 companies express their support for proposals  ...
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EC study backs speed limits for ships

A study funded by the European Commission (EC) and led by CE Delft has come out in favour of implementing speed limits for ships, saying it is one of ...
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Support for a Mediterranean Emission Control Area growing

Italy has declared its support for controlling ship emissions in the Mediterranean, the country’s Minister of Environment Sergio Costa declared at a recent G7 summit held in Metz, France.
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16,000 lives could be saved

Full implementation of emission control measures in all European sea regions would provide net socio-economic benefits of up to €19 bn in 2030, rising to €40 bn in 2050.
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Editorial: Cutting ship emissions is cost effective

Over the last thirty years, fuel and emission standards for land-based transport have been dramatically strengthened over most of the world. But international shipping ...
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Cruise ship captain fined for using dirty fuel

The captain of a cruise ship found to be burning fuel with excessive sulphur levels has been fined €100,000 in a Marseille court ...
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Denmark vows to shame sulphur cheats

Starting this year, ships and owners that violate sulphur regulations will be publicly named and shamed. In early December, Denmark adopted a new law ...
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