Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) July 14, 2019 – Costa Cruises has signed the so-called Genoa Blue Agreement requiring marine gasoil with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.10% by mass before entering the ports of Savona and Genoa.
“By signing the Genoa Blue Agreement protocol today, we have further strengthened our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our ships. This commitment is one that Costa made voluntarily some years ago, pre-empting future regulations,” said Neil Palomba, president of Costa. “We are also pleased to see that other shipping companies and other maritime sectors have also signed up, which will further benefit the communities we visit daily.
According to Costa, the Genoa Blue Agreement also reiterates the effectiveness of exhaust gas cleaning systems. When these are used, the ships are also considered to be in full compliance. At the moment, over 70% of the ships in the Costa fleet are already equipped with exhaust gas cleaning systems.
Costa Crociere SpA., operating as Costa Cruises, is an Italian cruise line, based in Genoa, Italy, owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.
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