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IBIA and Trident Alliance join forces over 'serious' global sulphur cap concerns

Both organisations say they foresee problems with flag states being responsible for enforcing the 0.5% sulphur limit.



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Updated on 14 Feb 2016 09:41 GMT

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and the Trident Alliance, a shipping industry initiative for the robust enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations, have joined forces to voice their "serious concerns about the future enforcement of the global sulphur cap".

In a statement, the two organisations said: "The introduction of the 0.50% global sulphur cap is drawing near, and discussions are loud around the availability of compliant fuel and whether implementation will take place in 2020 or 2025. Very little attention is being paid to how it will be enforced."

Anna Larsson, Chair of the Trident Alliance, commented: "The 0.1% sulphur limit in Emission Control Areas has now been in place for over a year, and still significant gaps in enforcement remain. However, the enforcement challenges of the ECA zones pale in comparison to what authorities will face at the implementation of the global sulphur cap. Given how critical it is for both environment and business, this challenge cannot be shied away from no matter how difficult it may be to resolve."

Chairman of IBIA, Robin Meech, remarked: "At the moment, it is proposed that the flag states will be responsible for enforcing the global cap. We foresee problems with this approach and believe that there needs to be more clarity about the legal framework and the areas of jurisdiction. IBIA will be working with the Trident Alliance to highlight our points of concern with the regulatory authorities and to find a realistic and enforceable solution for both industry and the environment."

Peter Hall, CEO of IBIA, said: "It makes sense on so many levels to join in partnership with the Trident Alliance. We share concerns about the impact that a lack of enforcement will have on society, the environment and a well-founded marine industry. We also share the view that cost of compliance should not impose an unfair additional burden on one or more sectors."

The two organisations confirmed that they intend to promote full compliance across the industry, which "would lead to a cleaner environment and would also ensure that compliant ship operators are not placed at a significant disadvantage to less scrupulous operators using cheaper, higher sulphur bunkers".

"Both organisations will work to promote a level playing field across the industry with fair and effective control methods which will deliver the environmental improvements that the wider community wants and needs," the joint statement said.

Hall added: "By speaking with a united voice we can press for transparent and robust enforcement of sulphur regulations, which will address those that try to evade the system rather than penalise minor transgressions."

"Together, both IBIA and the Trident Alliance can reach further and be more effective in our work for robust enforcement of sulphur regulations", Larsson stated.






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