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Stricter environmental rules for ships on the North Sea

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2021

What changes?

Are you a ship owner? Then any new ships you buy should conform to the new nitrogen oxide (NOx) regulations. This means emissions should be within Tier IIIExternal link of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). You also have to monitor and report on the fuel consumption of your ships. You should make sure your ship has an installation to clean ballast water.

For whom?

  • ship owners

When?

The change is expected to come into force on 1 January 2021.Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or the StaatscourantExternal link (in Dutch).

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