BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) -- The latest control requirement made by Chinese Ministry of Transport on emission reduction, which is, ships entering the core port area of the emission control zone must switch to low-sulfur fuel, will be implemented in the core area of Yangtze River Delta ports this year.
Since the Yangtze River Delta took the lead in launching emission control work on April 1, 2016, the operation mechanism of emission control has been continuously improved, the sulfur content of fuel has been reduced, and the content of sulfur oxides in the air has dropped significantly.
Controlling the sulfur content of fuel is an effective means to reduce the emissions of sulfur oxides and particulates in the operation of ships' engines. It is also the main control method adopted by emission control areas in response to air pollution.
Besides, Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in Shanghai, Tonghai Area of Nantong Port in Jiangsu, Chuanshan Area of Ningbo Zhoushan Port in Zhejiang are appointed to be pilot port areas for shore power application and will adopt cost-sharing mechanism, in order to improve the use of shore power by docked ships.
(Contributed by Tong Wei, email@example.com, edited by Zhangaifang, firstname.lastname@example.org)