November 27 - Fourteen more shipping companies have joined the Trident Alliance - the shipping industry initiative for robust enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations.

The Trident Alliance has now welcomed Hapag-Lloyd; DFDS; Ionic Shipping; Euro Marine Logistics; Marinvest; Grieg Star; Wijnne Barends; Seatrade; Spliethoff; Transfennica; BigLift; Ultrabulk; Ultragas; and Ultratank into its roster.

This brings the membership to a total of 31 companies. Each member company's ceo has signed a statement of commitment, in which they promise to support robust and transparent enforcement of sulphur regulations, as well as comply with those regulations.

"We are just a few weeks away from what will be a sea-change in the regulatory landscape for shipping, namely the introduction of the 0.1 percent sulphur limits in ECA zones on January 1, 2015," said chairman of the alliance and vice president, environment at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), Roger Strevens.

"It is reassuring to witness that so many companies want to make sure the new regulations are implemented in a way that ensures the intended environmental benefits, as well as a level playing field." 

The Trident Alliance continues to participate in industry conferences, working groups and media outreach to raise awareness around the current shortcomings in enforcement of sulphur regulations, as well as the entailing risk to human health, the environment and fair competition.

For a list of the alliance's upcoming events, visit