Sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions

Emissions of sulphur oxides are mainly a consequence of the sulphur content of the fuel used. As a consequence of the new sulphur directive that came into effect on 1 January 2015, the limit value for maximum sulphur content in fuel used in the Baltic Sea, North Sea, English Channel, Canada and the United States has been lowered from the previous 1 percent to 0.1 percent.

For Concordia Maritime, the transition to fuels with lower sulphur content and an increased focus on vessels’ fuel consumption has resulted in an annual reduction of 20 percent in sulphur-related emissions.