Index - Abroad - Polluting ocean liners are banned from Cannes

Index - Abroad - Polluting ocean liners are banned from Cannes

They ban the polluting ocean liners from the port of Cannes, the French Mediterranean city of the Mediterranean, specifically those that contain more than 0.1 percent sulfur. All of this will be done to clean the city air from 2020, writes MTI.

As part of the European Union's clean air policy, the sulfur content of fuel has been capped at 0.1 percent since 1 January 2015, and the measure has been introduced in ports in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel and plans to expand Also to the Mediterranean.

Cruise liners use fuel oil that contains 2,000 times more sulfur dioxide than conventional diesel axel Friedrich, a German researcher on air pollution. & Nbsp; & nbsp;

According to data from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), about 30 million passengers take part in 300 cruise trips this year, up from 17.8 million ten years ago. In July, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which accounts for 40 percent of Cannes's maritime traffic, signed an agreement with the French city government to make its ships environmentally friendly.

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