In November, Swedish ferry operator HH Ferries Group officially inaugurated the Tycho Brahe and the Aurora (built in 1991 and 1992 respectively) as the world’s largest battery-powered passenger ferries ...
After years of preparatory work, the Swedish government has now finally introduced economic sanctions on ships using illegal high-sulphur fuel. The minimum penalty fee is SEK 5,000 (€482) and the maximum SEK 500,000 (€48,200).
Belgium, Bulgaria and Sweden must act to reduce PM levels
In June, the European Commission referred Belgium and Bulgaria to the EU Court of Justice over persistently high levels of particulate matter (PM10). EU legislation has set limit values for PM10 since 2005. In case of exceedance of such limit values, member states shall adopt air quality plans and ensure that such plans set appropriate measures so that the exceedance period can be kept as short as possible.