• Abating emissions from shipping

    A smart way to reduce air pollution

    Shipping has clear environmental advantages: the infrastructure requirements are small and large volumes of goods can be transported at low energy cost. A major drawback, however, is the high emissions of sulphur and nitrogen oxides.

    From a technical point of view there would be no difficulty in reducing these emissions by 80–90 per cent. In comparison with additional measures taken on land, reducing emissions at sea would be very cost effective.

    This leaflet presents the problems, as well as the technical and political opportunities to solve them.