Emission control at marine terminals

01 Oct 2000

The European ‘Stage 1’ Directive 94/63/EC on the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions mandates the installation of vapour emission controls for automotive gasoline storage and loading of road and rail tankers and inland waterway barges. Ship loading emission controls were not included as the EU Commission was awaiting the revision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) MARPOL Convention to include a new Annex VI on the prevention of air pollution from ships.