EUROPIA Position on the proposed Directive amending Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels – COM (2011) 439

With regards to the adoption of international rules to reduce harmful emissions from ships through the revised MARPOL Annex VI, EUROPIA stresses the need to ensure that EU legislation on marine fuels remains fully compliant with the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI, to avoid distortion of competition in global markets.
EUROPIA therefore believes that the Commission Directive, which is intended to align EU legislation with the 2008 revison of MARPOL Annex VI, should not exceed the MARPOL Annex VI requirements.