Cruise ship a Hainan, China (file image/pixabay)
China's entire coastline is to come under emissions' regulations aimed at curbing pollution from shipping from the partial coverage at present.
A 0.5% sulfur content for bunker fuel is to be applied to ships sailing within 12 nautical miles of its coastline from 2019, according to a number of reports quoting China’s Ministry of Transport.
A further tightening to 0.1% sulfur for marine fuel is also under review.
In 2017, all ports within Yangtze river delta were included in a 0.5% sulfur emissions zone.
From the start of 2020, a global 0.5% sulfur will apply to shipping globally.