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30 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:19 GMT+1

October 21, 2019

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Others five companies sign the agreement in order to reduce the impact to the emissions of the ships

He has been undersigned from Royal Caribbean, Costa Crociere, AIDA, Azamara and Celebrity Cruises

Today also the crocieristiche companies Royal Caribbean, Costa Crociere, AIDA, Azamara and Celebrity Cruises, besides MSC Cruises, have signed the voluntary agreement with the Authority of Harbour System of the Ligurian Sea finalized Oriental to reduce the impact of the emissions in atmosphere of the cruise ships that reach in the port of La Spezia. The agreement has validity until on December 31, 2020 with faculty being extended of ulteriorly the validity and receiving also the subscription also by other companies.

The AdSP has remembered that today for law the ships must supply to the change of the fuel within two hours from the end of the mooring operations. With the signature of this protocol, still before the ships enter in port, that is before three miles from the outer dam, they will have to pass to a cleaner fuel, with a percentage of inferior sulfur to 0.1% in mass. The agreement previews also that the companies are engaged to give to commanders and crews of the ships additional directives on the maintenance and management of the engines. For example, the ships will have to use the main and propulsive engines the auxiliary ones to the best regime, the aims of the corrected combustion and, therefore, of the reduction of the emissions in atmosphere; to avoid the cargo passages between the generators; to avoid, inside of the harbour basin, the blowing of the drainage conducts; to carry out you attend verifications on the correct execution of the maintenances to the cars.

Ulterior samplings of the fuel used to the mooring by the Harbour office are previewed also; the verifications of the carried out changes of the fuel while browsing in income in territorial waters and escape from the same ones; the verifications to the mooring and/or under navigation; the verifications with respect to I use it of the systems of washing of the emissions in atmosphere and to the relative certifications; the eventual experimentation/use of instruments (for example droni), in a position to defining in real time the sulfur content in the fuel used from the ships.

In harmony with the forecasts of Regolamento EU the 2015/757 of the European Parliament and the Council on April 29, 2015 companies are engaged also to transmit to the Harbour office a relationship of control on the emissions of co2 and verification of energy efficiency. Working groups are previewed also, in order to favor the adoption of vituous praxes.

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