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23 May 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 17:16 GMT+2

August 14, 2018

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Agreement in order to increase the controls on the sulfur tenor of fuel of the ships that scale the port of Livorno

He has been undersigned from the Agency of Customs and the Harbour office

The director of the Interregional Direction of the Agency of Customs and Monopolies for Tuscany Sardinia and Umbria, Giuseppe Napoleoni, and the commander of the Harbour office of Livorno, admiral Giuseppe Tarzia, a convention with the scope has undersigned to collaborate in order to increase the controls on the sulfur tenor of fuel used from the ships that call near the port of Livorno the aim to prevent and to limit the atmospheric pollution.

According to agreed disciplining, the verifications will be carried out by specialistic inspectors of Guard Costiera who will on board go of the ships for the withdrawal of money of champions to analyze near the chemical Laboratory of Customs of Livorno, in order to characterize eventual illicit potentially harmful for the health of the citizens and the atmosphere. The endorsements in case of breach they can arrive until 150.000 euros.

In occasion of the signature of the agreement it is remembered that the enforced international norm in matter previews concentrations compulsory and intransgressible percentages of sulfur contained in fuel to marine use, with tightening limits still more when the ships are found in port. "An understanding important, able is ratified - it has emphasized Giuseppe Napoleoni - to accelerate the procedures of control remitted by the law to the respective institutions, and to assure the improvement of the quality of the life of the people, in particular of those which they live in proximity of the ports and the coasts"

"It is an agreement - admiral Tarzia has explained - that consolidates and optimizes the collaboration between institutions of the territory, joined from a relationship of proximity with the citizen and that brings certain benefits in terms of environmental safeguard and therefore records in absolutely positive terms for the public health, considered that the port of our city totally is inserted in tissue city".

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