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October 4, 2019

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Emissions and ships green to the center of the work of the Med Convention Euro

Grimaldi: we are planning a new class of ship "Supercruise" to employ in the Mediterranean

Today to Gardens Naxos (Messina) the edition of the Euro Med Convention From Land to Sea has been opened ventiduesima, organized international summit from the shipowning group Grimaldi to which players of the finance participate to 700 top, of the transports, of the logistics and the portualità in order to be confronted on topics of total interest, which energy efficiency and the environmental sustainability, the opportunities of development of the intermodalità and the transport short beam.

Between the topics to the center of the work there is normative new IMO 2020 on the emissions of the ships that next 1° January will take effect and that it imposes a limit of 0.5% of the sulfur tenor in marine fuel. In opening of work Esbsben Poulsson, president of the ICS (International Chamber of Shipping), has remembered that "within the 2050 gas emissions to greenhouse effect produced the ships they will have to be halved halved regarding the levels of 2008, on the base of the agreements sign from the IMO. He will be a matter himself - he has found - of a real revolution with which the entire field he will have to be confronted. But it will be also a great opportunity of economic increase to total level, that they are sure will be faced with propositivo attitude".

The managing director of the group Grimaldi, Emanuele Grimaldi, has confirmed that the perspective objective of the company is that to navigate and to transport goods and passengers to zero emissions and that to such scope in the course of the last year the group has programmed huge investments in research & development. Grimaldi has specified that soon 101 of the 130 ships of the Grimaldi fleet will be equipped of a system of purification of drainage gases, while beginning from January 2020 the remaining ships will be fed with clean fuel. It is moreover in phase of study an employment of the systems of purification of more efficient gases of drainage and in a position to filtering microplastic particles and heavy metals in the marine water. Between the other investments, the fleet of the group will expand with ulterior 17 greenship already ordered to the yards, of which 12 for the transport of goods rotabili besides five PCTC. Moreover Superstar is currently in course the contest of allocation for the construction of two ships ro/pax, for the routes of the Baltic Sea, that they will boast the greatest system on board than mega A batteries lithium never mounted of a ship. Grimaldi has announced that the group is planning also a new class of ship "Supercruise" to employ in the Mediterranean, that will be equipped of the most advanced technologies for the environmental respect.

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