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26 June 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 01:39 GMT+2

June 27, 2018

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The ferries that will scale the port of Civitavecchia will use containing fuels not advanced sulfur tenors to 0.10%

It establishes the voluntary agreement "Civitavecchia Blue Agreement"

The navigation companies that scale the port of Civitavecchia with own ferry boats will use containing fuel not advanced sulfur tenors to 0.10% are to the mooring in the Latium port of call that in navigation, to a not inferior distance to the 15 miles from the port. It establishes the voluntary agreement "Civitavecchia Blue Agreement" that has been undersigned yesterday from the Harbour office of Civitavecchia, the Municipality of Civitavecchia, the Authority of Harbour System of the Centro Settentrionale Tyrrhenian Sea and from the navigation companies that touch the port of Civitavecchia with these ships, that is Large the Navi Veloci, Tirrenia and Grimaldi Lines.

The objective is to contain the levels of atmospheric pollution in urban areas which had to the coming gaseous emissions from the ships. The parts have emphasized that draft of a vituous, only agreement in Italy, as it in fact anticipates the introduction of the norm that she imposes only beginning from obligation of employment of these fuel on January 1°, 2020.

The understanding includes moreover the engagement by the companies to install on the ships purifiers of the drainage smoke (scrubber) and I considerably use it of feeding to battery electrical worker to the mooring, reducing the gaseous emissions. Norms for the management of the cars and engines of edge are managed also, to the aims of the injurious reduction of the gas emission.

The Harbour office of Civitavecchia will guarantee the vigilance activity also on the base of periodic communications by the companies about the respect of the agreement.

The president of the Authority of Harbour System of the Tyrrhenian Sea Centro Settentrionale, Francesco Maria di Majo, has specified that the understanding is framed in a series of initiatives, introduced also thanks to the effective collaboration of the Harbour office of Civitavecchia, times to return the port "green", "not last - he has remembered - that relative one to an incentive, classified to those shipowners that will respect the standards indicated from the program ESI (Enviromental Ship Index), to which the Authority of Harbour System it has joined already for a long time, and that it previews that the agency makes cargo of part of inherent the fixed quotas the collection service produced refusals from the ships". "The shipowners, in completely voluntary way - it has added of Majo - have decided, until from hour, to adapt itself to obligation future that will not take effect before 2020. For this I thank Grimaldi, GNV, Moby and Tirrenia that, today, have given to an important sign for Civitavecchia and its port agreeing this agreement".

Mayor of Civitavecchia, Antonio Cozzolino, has emphasized that it is "one of the measures on which we were working for a long time: the discouragement of the emissions in port - it has explained - is one of our Blue objectives and Civitavecchia Agreement goes perfectly in this direction. After beyond a year of job, and thanks to the great collaboration of commander Tarzia before and of Lion then, that I thank on behalf of the city, we are successful to arrive to the signature of an important agreement for the community of Civitavecchia".

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