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Ships are the number one emission source in Hong Kong. To tackle emissions from shipping and port activities in Hong Kong and the PRD region, Civic Exchange has been actively researching the extent and impact of ship emissions in the region and facilitating discussions for local and regional governments, shipping and container terminal industries, and air quality and logistics experts since 2006.
BREAKING NEWS! Civic Exchange welcomes the new Air Pollution Control (Ocean Going Vessels) (Fuel at Berth) Regulation (the Regulation) has been effective from 1 July 2015 [press release]. The Regulation requires ocean-going vessels (OGVs) to switch to clean marine fuel with sulphur content not exceeding 0.5 per cent while at berth. In the long run, Civic Exchange calls for tighter and uniform standards across the PRD region through the establishment of an emission control area in the PRD waters. We will also continue to work with the maritime industries for multiple emissions control measures, including shore power, vessel speed, and other technologies.
Civic Exchange's Working Steps & Milestones in Hong Kong's Ship Emission Control Policy: [YouTube promo]
Hong Kong Ship Emissions videos:
Media coverage of Air Pollution Control (OGV) (Fuel at Berth) Regulation and Emission Control Area