Use of low-sulphur ship fuel dramatically cuts emissions in Seattle

Ships that have agreed to use low-sulphur diesel fuel to power their generators and other engines while docked at the Port of Seattle have cut their emissions substantially, the port said.

Sulphur dioxide emissions from those ships is down 80 percent or more, and particulate matter emissions have been reduced 60 percent by the program.

That program, At-Berth Clean Fuels, pays shipping lines an incentive averaging about $1,500 per ship call to help defray the higher cost of low-sulphur fuel.

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