During the arrival ceremony of the ‘CMA CGM Scandola’, the largest container vessel fueled by Liquefied Natural Gas, at Lekki Port, Lagos, Adegboyega Oyetola, the Minister of Maritime and Blue Economy said that the Federal Government is taking proactive measures to enforce sanctions against vessels found to be in violation of the International Maritime Organisation’s sulphur regulations.
Represented by Mohammed Bello-Koko, Oyetola emphasized the government’s commitment to equipping the NPA with necessary tools to bolster its capacity for sulphur analysis. The move represents the government’s determination to uphold international maritime standards and ensure environmental sustainability.
The International Maritime Organisation’s Green House Gas Strategy 2023 targets a reduction in the carbon intensity of global shipping by at least 40% by 2030. The enforcement of these regulations reflects Nigeria’s dedication to environmental stewardship and promoting eco-friendly practices within the maritime sector.