IMO Papers

Impacts of a heavy fuel oil ban on shipping costs for Canadian Arctic mining operations

PPR 7/INF.24: Impacts of a heavy fuel oil ban on shipping costs for Canadian Arctic mining operations

This document summarizes the findings of an analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) titled Arctic heavy fuel oil ban: Fuel and voyage cost effects on bulk carriers used in Canadian Arctic mining operations. A key finding being that if ships do not use exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), the fuel and voyage cost impacts of an Arctic HFO ban are expected to be negligible.

PPR 7/8: Initial results of a Black Carbon measurement campaign with emphasis on the impact of the fuel oil quality on Black Carbon emissions

PPR 7/8: Initial results of a Black Carbon measurement campaign with emphasis on the impact of the fuel oil quality on Black Carbon emissions

This document presents results of a measurement campaign for the analysis of the impact of fuel oil quality on Black Carbon emissions. The results clearly indicate that new blends of marine fuels with 0.50% sulphur content can contain a large percentage of aromatic compounds, which have a direct impact on Black Carbon emissions.