Report on HFO in the Arctic launched

20 October 2020, 12:00 am
Published in News Archive

ASSR 2 October 2The Arctic Council's Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) today issued its second Arctic Shipping Status Report – Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Use by Ships in the Arctic 2019 (ASSR #2).

ASSR #2 provides information on fuels used by ships in the Arctic in 2019 with a focus on heavy fuel oils (HFO).  The Report shows that 10% of ships in Arctic waters as defined by the International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code burned HFO as fuel.  Generally speaking, HFO spilled or otherwise released into Arctic waters is likely to have adverse impacts on the marine environment

The report also shows that between 2016 and 2019, fuel consumption in the Polar Code area grew of 82%.

Link to the report.

PAME expects to issue Arctic Shipping Status Reports on a regular basis to facilitate awareness of and share information about Arctic shipping activities. PAME will use its Arctic Ship Traffic Data (ASTD) System to generate these Arctic Shipping Status Reports.

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