Icelandic coastline. File image/Pixabay.
Iceland has imposed a 0.1% sulfur cap on fuel used by ships plying its territorial waters.
The regualtion, aimed at curbing shipping emissions, will start from next year when the global 0.5% sulfur cap on bunker fuel comes into force, according to website energylivenews .
0.1% is also the sulfur limit set in emission control areas.
However, environmental campaigners in the Arctic nation have said that Iceland should be looking to impose a complete ban of the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil from its territorial waters. Such a ban may be agreed at the International Maritime Organisation at some future date.