News Digest Item
08 Mar 2018

Environmental NGO calls for banning dirty cruise ships from German harbours


German environmental NGO NABU says the boom in cruise ship tourism warrants a better control of the ships’ emissions and calls for a ban of “especially dirty cruise ships” in German harbours to reduce air pollution. In a press release, NABU head Leif Miller says “the industry’s success spells a huge air pollution problem for harbour cities”. He therefore calls for a ban on the ships similar to a possible ban for diesel cars in German inner cities. Miller says only ships with a liquid gas engine or those equipped with filters and catalysers should be allowed to enter harbours.

Read the press release in German here.

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