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Key points of the IMO SSE 7 outcome

IMO’s SSE 7 took place in London on 2-6 March 2020. Highlights included agreement of draft new requirements for onboard lifting appliances, and on draft new interim guidelines for safe operation of shore power, as well as progressed work on ventilation of survival craft and on fire safety of ro-ro passenger ships.

Call for shore power at Manhattan Cruise Terminal

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer sent a letter to EDC President and CEO James Patchett demanding a comprehensive plan to reduce cruise ship emissions, including a strategy to fully equip the Manhattan Cruise Terminal with shore power. 

CMA CGM and Port of Dunkirk launch a cold ironing system

On Wednesday, January 8, the APL SINGAPURA, a CMA CGM Group container ship, inaugurated the cold ironing facilities of the Terminal des Flandres in the Port of Dunkirk. Through this innovative system auxiliary engine emissions from vessels at berth can be eliminated, thus improve air quality and reduce noise pollution.

Key trends shaping the cruise industry in 2020

CLIA issued its 2020 State of the Cruise Industry report taking an in-depth look at the impact of cruising and the trends across the industry. The cruise industry has cemented its role as a mainstream vacation choice with about 32 million guests expected to sail in 2020.

Portsmouth aspires to be UK’s first zero emission port

UK’s Portsmouth International Port has proposed a series of major projects, including shore power, wind turbines and solar panels, as part of its Air Quality Strategy to reduce emissions and become the UK’s first zero emission port.

Rotterdam begins shore power trials for its coasters

Several days ago, the Municipality of Rotterdam along with the Port of Rotterdam have began shore power trials, in order to supply small sea-going ships with electricity in the center of Rotterdam, on Parkkade. Specifically, the trials will last about five months and for this period five different systems will be tested as well.   


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