Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) June 11, 2018 – The Italian company Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) has received from the Italian Naval Registry (Registro Italiano Navale) certification on the study “Validation of CO2 Index Calculation”, related to the Genoa-Palermo and Naples-Palermo lines.
On the basis of the calculations presented by GNV, the two units that operate these lines, respectively the ships La Superba and GNV Cristal, have recorded a significant reduction of the emission of CO2 emitted in to the environment, thanks to the commercial measures take on board the ferries of GNV in 2017, as an alternative to the same road section, positively affecting the Italian motorway network, as well as the overall environmental impact.
Rina has validated the analyzes presented in the study carried out, which shows that it is very convenient, in terms of saving CO2 emissions, to transport the heavy cargo by sea rather than by land. Rina is an organisation which provides industrial certification among other services.
Rina certification allows GNV to announce that the general average of CO2 not emitted thanks to the use of the maritime carrier is equal to about 70% on the Genoa-Palermo line and 45% on the Naples-Palermo line. According to GNV it is therefore estimated that, thanks to the connections, the decrease in CO2 is equivalent to the effect of carbon dioxide abatement of over 5 million tall trees.
GNV says that within the Motorways of the Sea, the company has focused in recent years on sustainable logistics in the Mediterranean, introducing the improvement of on-board services and land routes to and from Sicily, and going to intervene on the eco-sustainability of ships, improving the environmental impact, and proposing targeted projects for the 4% reduction in the times of the intermodal chain, the 5% increase in the frequency of the lines and the commercial capacity offered, as well as the implementation of its technologies.
GNV is one of the leading Italian shipping companies operating in the fields of coastal navigation and passenger transport in the Mediterranean Sea.
It owns 12 ships and operates shipping connections to Sardinia, Sicily, Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, France and Albania. As well as passenger services, the GNV fleet is committed to the development of Motorways of the Sea routes: seaborne transport represents a cheaper alternative to traditional road transport and provides a worthwhile solution to environmental issues linked to the intensive use of motor vehicles on our road networks.
Source: Il Gazzettini
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