Tanker Industry Following CARB Regulations
The tanker industry is monitoring the development of regulations produced by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that will aff ect the segment from 2025.
The regulations will extend existing requirements for container ships, reefers and cruise vessels to use shore power or alternative emissions control strategies to the tanker market from 2025. The rules will begin to apply to tankers docking at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach from the beginning of 2025, while tankers in Northern California have until 2027.
The Motorship notes that the tanker terminals are expected to submit plans to the CARB one year prior to the entry into effect of the regulations. The CARB expects to see compliance plans for tankers calling at the Port of Los Angeles and the port of Long Beach by 1 February 2024, and for the terminals located in northern California by 1 February 2026.