Argentina becomes 100th State Party to MARPOL Annex VI regulations

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Argentina has become the 100th Contracting State to the mandatory International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations on cutting air pollution from shipping. With this ratification, the regulations now apply to 96.65% of world merchant shipping by tonnage. MARPOL Annex VI (Regulations for the prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) sets mandatory limits on sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from ship’s engine exhaust, regulates onboard incineration and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone depleting substances. It also includes provisions for designated emission control areas with more stringent standards for SOx, NOx and particulate matter.

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