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Members will already be aware of the new requirements relating to sulphur emissions that entered into force in emission control areas (ECAs) on 1 January 2015. Ships trading in these designated areas have to use fuel on board with a sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from this date, against the limit of 1.00% in effect up until 31 December 2014. The new rules came into effect under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution form ships (MARPOL) Annex VI (Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships), specifically under regulation 14, which covers emissions of Sulphur Oxides (SOx) and particulate matter from ships. The ECAs established under MARPOL Annex VI for SOx are: the Baltic Sea area; the North Sea area; the North American area (covering designated coastal areas off the US and Canada); and the US Caribbean Sea area (around Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands). The IMO has published a set of FAQs on the matter, which can be found here or attached.