North American and North Sea/Baltic Emission Control Areas (ECAs)

“The North American Emission Control Area (ECA), under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), comes into effect from 1 August 2012, bringing in stricter controls on emissions of sulphur oxide (SOx), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter for ships trading off the coasts of Canada, the United States and the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.” SOURCE: IMO

North American Region

“Baltic and North Sea SECA Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78) allows for the designation of SOx Emission Control Areas (SECA’s) where ships should not use fuel with a sulphur content in excess 1.5% m/m unless fitted with an Exhaust Gas Cleaning system or other technological method.” SOURCE: ECMEUROPE

Baltic and North Sea Region