Infographic: Heavy Fuel Oil in Arctic Shipping (1)

Infographic: Heavy Fuel Oil in Arctic Shipping

Heavy fuel oil (HFO) is shipping’s dirtiest fuel – almost impossible to clean up following a spill, and produces high levels of pollution when used by ships. The Arctic is warming at twice the global average. Between 2015 and 2019, HFO use in the Arctic increased 75%. This infographic demonstrates how HFO has no place in the Arctic.

The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

MEPC 75/5/4: The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

This document discusses the implications for the Arctic of a recent study indicating that blended low sulphur residual fuels that have been developed to meet the IMO 2020 sulphur limit requirement will result in a significant increase in Black Carbon emissions, and calls on IMO to mandate an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic to avoid a sharp rise in emissions of short-lived climate forcers in this vulnerable area