PPR 7

PPR 7/8/3: The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

PPR 7/8/3: The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

Submitted by to PPR7/8 by FOEI, WWF, Pacific Environment and CSC. This document discusses the implications for the Arctic of a recent study indicating that blended low sulphur residual fuels that have been developed to meet the IMO 2020 requirement will result in a significant increases in Black Carbon emissions, and calls on the IMO to mandate an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic to avoid a sharp rise in emissions of short-lived climate forcers in this vulnerable area.Download document (pdf): PPR 7/8/3: The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

Comments on document PPR 7/14/4, "Draft language for a ban of use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships in Arctic waters"

PPR 7/14/6: Comments on document PPR 7/14/4, “Draft language for a ban of use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships in Arctic waters”

This document sets out the views of the co-sponsors on document PPR 7/14/4, “Draft language for a ban of use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships in Arctic waters”. The co-sponsors support the process outlined in document PPR 7/14/4 but do not agree that delays or exemptions to a ban are necessary.

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.