MOT to set ship air pollutants emission control areas in 5 yrs

2015-09-01 17:22

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China is going to set up ship air pollutants emission control areas in five years, according to a special action plan for ship and port pollution control in 2015-2020 released by the Ministry of Transport on Monday.

The plan also put forward further promoting ship structural adjustment, launching special port pollution treatment, and encouraging use of LNG and docked ships to use shore power.

According to the plan, China targets to reduce the emission of marine sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide and particulates in Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta, and Bohai-Rim waters in 2020 by 65 percent, 20 percent and 30 percent from those in 2015, respectively.

To support ship pollution control, China will also carry out a bunch of regulations and rules covering specific sectors before 2020, such as inland waters pollution control and waterways dangerous good transport.

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