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29 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:22 GMT+2

January 14, 2020

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On Monday, the "Blue Light" will be signed Agreement"

The voluntary agreement aims to mitigate the effects environmental pollution from maritime traffic

Next Monday in the Ceremonies Hall of the Town Hall Livorno will be signed the "Blue Livorno Agreement", a voluntary agreement to mitigate effects of environmental pollution from traffic protecting the health of citizens and workers Port.

The Livorno Blue Agreement - anticipated Barbara Bonciani, councillor for the Port and city-to-city integration "This is the first result achieved by the environment table activated within the advanced node of Livorno, permanent center aimed at activating a fruitful collaboration between the port and cities to define and support medium-term strategies period to mitigate the polluting effects emitted into the atmosphere ships in transit and stopping in the port of Livorno, as well as encourage and support circular economy-oriented policies clean technologies. The agreement arises, specifically, from the collaboration between the municipal administration and the Port Authority Livorno, which has fostered a permanent and fruitful confrontation with the shipping companies on environmental issues."

Remembering that on January 1st she entered the new rules of the Marpol Convention on a global scale 3.5% to 0.5% of the maximum level sulfur in naval fuels, Bonciani pointed out that "This legislation is an important response, from part of the shipping world, mitigating the impact environment generated by maritime transport and the improvement of air quality in the port area. However, something more can be done to reduce the emissions of ships in transit in our port and this agreement proves this, introducing good practices that benefit both citizens and citizens people working in the quayand and in the waterfront areas."

"The agreement that is coming together, thanks to the initiative jointly and to the prompt response of all actors involved - confirmed Admiral Giuseppe Tarzia, commander of the Maritime Directorate of Livorno - fits in full title in the transition phase that more generally has been affecting the shipping world for some years now, more and more directed towards behaviours to protect the marine environment Coastal. So, in addition to industry regulations sulphur at prisk reduction in fuels and CO2 emissions control, with this specific act shipping companies that normally scale the port of Livorno have agreed to implement additional actions that optimize the use of the main and auxiliary engines of the ships, through compliance with good management, verification and maintenance practices plants, in order to encourage a further reduction in emissions of exhaust gases, for the benefit of the environment port port and citizen.'

The agreement, as well as by Councillor Bonciani, by Councillor Bonciani Environment Minister Giovanna Cepparello and Admiral Tarzia, will be signed by representatives of the main shipping companies affected by ro-ro and passenger traffic in the port of Livorno, that is, by Giuseppe Vicidomini for CIN, from Giuseppe Parenti for Forship, by Dario Bocchetti for Grimaldi, from Giuseppe Vicidomini for Moby and Matteo Savelli for Toremar.

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