Engine room of the MV Kapadokia
Trucks and cars are responsible for the majority of our city air pollution. The pollution from these vehicles comes from:
Ships contribute less to air pollution problems because:
Many ships use diesel fuel, particularly when entering and leaving port. Diesel fuel produces less air pollution than heavy bunker oil which has a higher sulphur content resulting in sulphur dioxide emissions. New rules requiring ships to only use low sulphur fuel oil are effective from 21 November 2006, along with several other measures to minimise air pollution from ships.
Operational Measures for ships to reduce greenhouse gasses