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How the Port of Gothenburg tries to reduce shipping emissions

90% of world trade is being transported by ships at sea. However, emissions from ships are seriously affecting tens of thousands of people every year.
For this reason, the Port of Gothenburg, Scandinavia’s busiest shipping hub, is trying to come up with a number of methods to tackle the effects of shipping pollution.

New Sulphur Directive improves Swedish air quality

The new EU Sulphur Directive came into force on January 1, 2015, for shipping in the English Channel, North Sea and the Baltic Sea.There has been a huge improvement in air quality in Gothenburg, Sweden due to the substantial reduction in the sulphur emission limit. Sulphur emissions from shipping fell by over 70 per cent between 2014 and 2015, with particulate matter emissions falling by 50 per cent.

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