1 January 2016 is another important date for a regulatory change where the MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 13 for Tier III emission standards for ships constructed on or after 1 January 2016 and operating within the existing IMO Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will be enforced. Currently there are two NOx ECAs, the North American and the US Caribbean Sea, whereas there are four Sulphur Oxides (SOx) ECAs including the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.
The NOx Tier III standards will be applicable to marine diesel engines installed:
Exemptions are provided for marine diesel engines installed:
To learn more about NOx Tier III compliance, download our latest advisory.