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Maritime executives gathering in Tacoma for emissions discussion

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on June 26, 2012 at 11:16 am |
June 26, 2012 11:16 am

More than 100 shipping line, port, government and other maritime executives are gathering Thursday at Tacoma’s Hotel Murano to discuss compliance with new emission rules for large ships.

The new rules, effective Aug. 1, require large ship operators to reduce emissions from their vessels when operating within 200 miles of the coasts of the United States or Canada.

The maritime executives will share information about strategies to meet the new rules. Those strategies range from burning cleaner fuels to installing emission control devices on the ships’ engines. The forum will also include information about how the United States and Canada plan to enforce the regulations.

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