An £80,000 network of air pollution monitors, funded by the Port of London Authority, is now in place, ready to record the effect of emissions locally from cruise ships docking in Greenwich this summer. The eight monitoring stations are located close to the Greenwich Ship Tier landing stage. They will capture data all day long, with the raw data available at the websites of both the PLA and Breathe London.
Air pollution up to 220 times higher than in areas with clean air was reported in various parts of the city and the harbor in Naples on 26 and 27 April 2019 by Cittadini per l’Aria in collaboration with the Committee for Livability Town and technical support of environmentalist NGO experts German, NABU. These emissions come from ships.
The Port of Vancouver has completed a shore power facility, which will enable ships to shut down their diesel engines and connect to an electrical grid supplied by renewable energy sources. The Shore Power Technology for Ports program, Canada and the Port of Vancouver have contributed $3.5 million to the Centerm project, for a total investment of $7 million.
The Spanish port of Las Palmas revealed plans to launch in October a project for the installation of a system measuring the level of air pollution within the port. The pilot project will last until end of 2019, with a budget of 209,244 euros ($242,450).
The Freeport of Riga will purchase and install two new air quality monitoring stations, one of which will be placed at the newly built multifunctional terminal in the north-western part of Krievu Island and the other close to the residential area around Lielupes Street in the Bolderaja District. The stations will start working by October.
In an attempt to help ports reduce emissions to ensure cleaner air and contribute to the battle against climate change, an IMO training course is addressing this issue, highlighting the need to first quantify emissions and then identify measures to reduce port-related emissions in a cost-effective way.
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