Iceland drafts SECA regulation

Icelandic authorities are looking at creating a 0.1% sulphur content emissions control area (SECA) around its territorial waters.

The Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources has sent a draft proposal for the new SECA for approval with a view to launching the new regulation on January 1 next year, the same day that the global 0.5% sulphur cap kicks in.

The Iceland news follows on from ECAs that have been created for both the Baltic and North seas, with littoral states around the Mediterranean also in advanced discussions to create their own greener shipping area.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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