While land-based industry has been subject to strenuous emissions regulations over the past decades, air emissions from sea-going ships’ machinery has so far been largely unregulated. As a result, according to EU statistics, ships have become the single biggest source of sulphur dioxide (SO2) within the EU. The US EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) reports similar findings, i.e., that the proportion of air pollutants released which can be attributed to the shipping industry is increasing. MARPOL Annex VI aims to reduce emissions from ships through international regulations, which hopefully will discourage states from enacting unilateral regulations problematic to the shipping industry.
By Codel International Ltd based in Bakewell, UNITED KINGDOM.
SA Eng manufactures industrial shredders dedicated to the marine industry, in compliance with the MARPOL 73/78 regulations - V, about the shredding of the food waste before it is discharged into the sea. The machines, as required by the legislation itself, guarantee a final size below 25mm. The shredders, designed to be installed on board of cruise ships, ferries, offshore platforms can also treat light material such as paper, cardboard, cans, plastic bottles etc.
By SA Eng Soluzioni per l`Ambiente based in San Donà di Piave, ITALY.
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