ship air pollution Articles

  • Clean air unplugged - Case study

    If you build it, industry will come.That’s the warm welcome ocean carriers and terminal operators are giving new clean air technology in operation at the Port of Los Angeles. The innovative diesel exhaust treatment system was recently approved as an alternative to shore power for container ships subject to California’s at-berth pollution control regulations. The ...

  • Clearing the Air: Reducing Diesel Pollution in West Oakland

    Diesel exhaust — the black smoke coming out of buses, trucks, trains, and ships — is the number one toxic air pollutant in California.1 Chemicals in diesel pollution can cause cancer, harm the reproductive system and aggravate or cause asthma. New research shows that West Oakland, California, a neighborhood surrounded by freeways and bordered by the Port of Oakland, suffers from far more than its ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Air pollution from ships

    Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to the concentrations and fallout of harmful air pollutants in Europe. There are however technical means by which these pollutants could be cut by as much as 80-90 per cent, and very cost-effectively compared with what would have to be done to achieve similar results by taking further measures on land-based sources. Such reductions are needed for ...

  • MARPOL ANNEX VI Compliance Using a Portable Emissions Analyzer - Case study

    Marine vessels can emit air pollution such as CO, CO2, NOx (NO+NO2), and SO2 from their diesel engines and onboard incinerators. MARPOL Annex VI and the technical code for control of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx Technical Code) issued by IMO are internationally recognized regulations for the prevention of air pollution and emissions from marine ...

  • Air pollution from ships

    Untitled Document Introduction Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to the concentrations and fallout of harmful air pollutants in Europe. ...

  • Cruise ship discharge assessment report

    Cruise ships operate in every ocean worldwide, often in pristine coastal waters and sensitive marine ecosystems. Cruise ship operators provide amenities to their passengers that are similar to those of luxury resort hotels, including pools, hair salons, restaurants, and dry cleaners. As a result, cruise ships have the potential to generate wastes similar in volume and character to those generated ...

  • The Life Cycle of Rubber

    In this day and age, our society revolves around movement. Cars, planes, buses, motorcycles, trucks, and thousands of other vehicles help to transport us all over the globe. Most of these modes of transportation rely on tires and other rubber products for one main intended purpose; movement. Millions of tires are produced every year to fulfill our transportation needs. Sadly, the production of ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Air pollution by ozone across Europe during summer 2010

    Ozone is a 'secondary' pollutant formed in the lower part of the atmosphere (the troposphere) from complex photochemical reactions following emissions of precursor gases such as nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds. Ozone is a powerful oxidising agent and one of the air pollutants of most concern in Europe. In Europe, ozone concentrations are also influenced by emissions in other ...

  • The impact of international shipping on European air quality and climate forcing

    Due to its dependence on fossil fuel combustion and the fact that it is one of the least regulated anthropogenic emission sources, emissions from the marine transport sector contribute significantly to air pollution and climate change. The main objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive review of recent literature and reports, taking into account expert knowledge, on the maritime ...

  • Maritime emissions treatment system (METS)

    In January 2014, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) began enforcement of the "Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Auxiliary Diesel Engines Operated on Ocean-Going Vessels At-Berth in a California Port" Regulation, commonly referred to as the At-Berth Regulation. Covering all six ports in California, the At-Berth Regulation requires a 50% reduction in emissions from auxiliary diesel engines ...

  • Marine Waste Management

    The Reasons of Marine Waste Management New rules from IMO (International Maritime Organization), adopted in July 2011, imply substantial changes for all ship or rig types as early as January 2013. By applying waste management, the ship or rig owner or operator takes control of waste handling with the aim of achieving some or all of the following objectives: 1) To fulfill ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • Air quality and ancillary benefits of climate change policies

    Untitled Document This report analyses projected changes in European air quality up to 2030. It explores the possible benefits of climate policies on air quality and the costs of air ...

  • Resource use and pollutant emissions due to ship recycling in India

    The Alang shipbreaking yards in India recycle almost half of all end-oflife ships worldwide. The major activity at the yards is plate-cutting, used to recover steel from ships. This process consumes nearly 29 kg of oxygen and 7 kg of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and emits almost 22 kg of CO2 per 1 km-long cut with a 1 mm depth. This study reveals the carbon footprint and resources consumed in ...

  • New study links air pollution and early death in the U.K.

    Researchers find car exhaust causes more premature deaths than car accidents. Written by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office.You can read the original new in MIT NewsIn a study appearing this ...

  • What is ambition in the context of climate change?

    Ambition is a word often used in the context of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. While most people think of ambition as a strong desire to achieve something, the word has a more specific meaning when it comes to international climate action. What Does Ambition Mean and Why Is it ...

  • Things are heating up in the not so frozen North

    The publication of a US Geological Survey (USGS) on potential fossil fuel resources beneath the shrinking polar ice cap has highlighted what could become the next great play in the global energy market. Circumpolar countries are already staking overlapping territorial claims to this vast territory and the prospect of a new polar sea route between Asia and Europe has reignited Canada-US tensions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Questions and Answers on the European Commission Communication: The Paris Protocol – A blueprint for tackling global climate change beyond 2020

    1. What is the aim of the Communication? The Communication sets out the EU's vision for a transparent and dynamic, legally binding United Nations climate change agreement that sets the world on a pathway to prevent global warming from reaching dangerous levels. International negotiations are under way and are set to be finalised at the UN climate conference in Paris in December 2015. ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Marine Monitoring of Emissions of Air Pollutants

    Many of us who are not in the marine shipping business probably think of vessels as practical means of transportation, or, when it comes to cruising ships, a place to spend your vacation. However, not all of us realize that large ships also are floating large power plants, with all aspects that come with power plants including potential contribution to air pollution. ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2014 and inventory report 2016

    ES.1 Background information on greenhouse gas inventories and climate change The European Union (EU), as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reports annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years between 1990 and the current calendar year (t) minus two (t–2), for emissions and removals within the area covered by its Member ...

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