Fathom Maritime Intelligence has announced the launch of a new industry guide – the Ship Operator’s Guide to NOx Reduction (SOGNR) – which contains tools to support ship owners and operators in deciding how to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions.
The guide adheres to the regulatory constriction of NOx emission levels in NOx Emission Control Areas (ECAs).
The response generated from an extensive ship owner and operator survey conducted by Fathom Maritime Intelligence, recognised an ‘information void’ for comprehensive resources.
SOGNR highlights regulatory requirements governing NOx emissions, as well as assisting the selection of suitable technologies or fuels by hosting both technical and practical information along with financial data and market uptake statistics.
For ship owners, future proofing any newbuild ships that are to set sail within designated NOx ECAs from January 2016, Tier III compliance is essential.
Equally, future proofing any vessels for Tier II fulfils existing and upcoming technological solutions.
The range of options to meet Tier II requirements has continued to grow since the implementation of reduced NOx emission levels through MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 13, as of January 2011 for ships built on or after that date.