New ECA proposals to be submitted at MEPC 81

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Proposals to designate the Canadian Arctic, the North-East Atlantic Ocean and the remaining Norwegian coast not already covered by existing ECAs as Emissions Control Areas are likely to be submitted to the IMO’s next Maritime Environment Protection Committee meeting, MEPC 81.

The ECAs could enter into force as soon as 2027, subject to approval within the IMO. 

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