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November 30, 2018

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Signed the Ancona Blue Agreement in order to anticipate and to improve I use it in fuel port to low sulfur tenor

The companies are engaged to make to work the main and auxiliary engines of the ships with fuel with a not advanced sulfur content to 0.1%

Today to Ancona the voluntary agreement "Ancona Blue Agreement" dedicated to the thematic one of the quality of in reality harbour air, understanding has been undersigned that is focused on uses it of fuels of the ships that are promoted by the Authority of Harbour System of Mare Adriatico Centrale and by the Harbour office of Ancona and that it is signed by the representatives of the shipowners and the companies of navigation that operate services ferry that call in the port of Ancona.

In occasion of signature of agreement is be specified that, even if currently the ships that scale the doric port use fuel with the parameters set up from the law and verified from the constant and punctual controls of the Harbour office of Ancona, with the voluntary understanding the shipowners and the companies of navigation engage themselves to make to work the main and auxiliary engines of the ships with fuel for marine use with a not advanced sulfur tenor to 0.1% from the completion of the maneuver of mooring in port and until the departure and to the escape from the port of call, regarding 1.5% previewed from the current law.

Moreover the agreement, that it has validity until on December 31, 2019 with the possibility of I renew and that it is opened to the signature of the other companies of navigation that are currently completing the technical analysis on their main engines, establishes also good practical in the management of the cars of the ships, the optimization of the arrival and the departures placing particular attention to the maintenance of the engines with more frequent intervals of participation regarding the standard previewed from the plans of the single companies.
The Authority of Harbour System of Mare Adriatico Centrale has evidenced that this agreement is coherent with the distance that it will on January 1°, 2020 see to take effect the new international rules that wind down the emissions in atmosphere by the marine transport and it joins in existence to the actions of improvement and mitigation in environmental field already put, recently, from the AdSP as part of the strategy for the development of the harbour system and the doric port of call.

"To arrive to this signature - it has emphasized the president of the harbour agency, Rodolfo Giampieri - it has been possible thanks to the important job of sharing made from all the involved subjects. A vituous behavior in order to promote a concrete initiative in order to mitigate the environmental impact that is realized in the respect of the norms for safety of navigation. A engagement, ours and that of the Harbour-office, to go to an agreement that demonstrates the clear sensibility towards the topic of the sustainability by the shipowners who, besides to respect the norm, have decided to make a step in more".

"The Harbour office - rear admiral Enrico Moretti has commented, commander of the Marine Direction of Ancona - has from always place the attention on the respect, by the ships that scale the doric port, of the norm that indicates the level of sulfur to use, verified through the due controls and the necessary verifications not only cartolari but above all by means of withdrawals of money of the same fuel, without to find some irregularity. However, against eclatanti episodes that have happened also against the fuel employment to norm, it has been necessary to on a voluntary basis propose to the companies and the shipowners the adoption of the agreement that today undersigned will come, and this online with the principles of the precaution, the action for provisional remedy and the correction that must inform the action of Public Administration. I thank how many will sign the agreement, that it previews the adoption of measures more restrictive than those allowed by the enforced law, because so making they demonstrate that not there is economic sacrifice that cannot be faced when there the possibility interferes to improve the quality of the atmosphere in which all we live".

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