Exhibition & Conference

13-16 September 2021

Singapore EXPO, Singapore

Strategic Programme

Xiaofeng Luo


China Classification Society Wuhan Rules & Research Institute

16:50 - 17:15

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

S2.6 New Changes to China's Emission Control Area & Its Impacts

On January 1, 2019, the Chinese Government put the new policy for ECA into practice, in which the new ECA expands to all of China's coastal waters within 12 nautical miles and inland waters from the existing three ECAs (the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta and Bohai Rim). The new policy includes not only limits on sulfur content in marine fuel but also requirements for Nox, PM and VOC (volatile organic compounds) from ship emissions.

This paper emphasizes on analyzing and expounding the following aspects:

1.Summary of China’s ECA implementation experience;

From 2015 to 2018, China Maritime Administration has carried out more than 40,000 inspections. This paper will briefly summarize the inspection results and summarize the experience.

2.Contrastive analysis on feasibility of LNG fuel, low sulfur oil and post treatment etc.

It will be compared comprehensively in terms of infrastructure, technical feasibility and economic feasibility.

3.Development of China’s marine fuel regulations and standards;

This paper will review the promulgation of laws and technical standards in promoting emission reduction and LNG application in China's shipping industry since 2013.

4.Production of low sulfur oil of China’s oil refineries;

Preparations made by Chinese refineries will be introduced.

5.Shipowner’s thinking on using LNG as marine fuel;

Based on the survey visit, the ideas of the shipowner and the measures to be taken will be listed.

6.Analysis on demand for China’s marine LNG fuel;

The demand for LNG fuel will be estimated according to policies, regulations and shipowners' thinking.

7.Planning and implementation of coastal and inland shipping infrastructures in China, including infrastructures for LNG bunkering, coastal and inland water LNG transport and shore power.


China's new ECA requirements are of great significance to the Chinese government to defend the blue sky. At the same time, the shipping industry is facing huge impact and treats it in an active way.