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16 July 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 10:04 GMT+2



June 27, 2019

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The port of Marseilles Fos adopts measures in order to reduce the impact of the marine traffic on the quality of the air

In case of overcoming of the pollution limits, the ships will have to reduce the speed entering in the harbour port of call

In the port of Marseilles Fos a series of measures managed from the Harbour office and the pilots of the port to the aim will be adopted to reduce the impact of the marine traffic on the quality of the air. With the initiative the harbour port of call joins to the emergency plan in order to tackle to episodes of atmospheric pollution, with concentrations of polluting substances in the air that turn out advanced every day fixed at the best from the norms, that it has been emanated at the beginning of this month by the prefect of the region Provenza - the Alps - Costa Azzurra.

The plan of measures managed for the port previews that, beginning from today and during the warnings of overcoming of the pollution limits, to their income in the zone of obligatory pilotage all the ships will have to outside limit the speed within the 10 knots of the harbour basin and to eight knots inside of the basin.

The Harbour Authority of Marseilles has specified that other measures that will be added already to those previewed from the navigation companies, as the MSC will be adopted that has decided to approaching use fuel with tenor of sulfur of 0.1% for own ships to the French port that they do not have of equipment for purification of drainage gases.

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