Ports association ask lines four environmental commitments
MedCruise member Cannes has presented the document at the 55th General Assembly
The latest edition of the MedCruise General Assembly, hosted by French Riviere-CCI Côte d’Azur, composed by ports of Cannes, Antibes, Nice and Villefranche, have provided during two busy days interesting discussions about the industry and opportunities to learn more about trends in the Mediterranean in terms of the cruise market.
At the plenary sessions focused on Environmental Issues, the Director of the port of Cannes, Eric Barrat, presented the Four Environmental Commitments for Cruise Lines in the bay of Cannes.
The sustainable commitments are as follows: reduction of pollutant emissions in the air by using 0.1% sulfur content fuel when sailing and maneuvering at the bay; reduction of pollution at sea by no rejecting treated water in pilotage nor berthing areas; protection of biodiversity by bypassing Posidonia meadows during maneuvers and anchoring; implementation of a globalized environmental approach; by promoting environmental-friendly initiatives.
Barrat announced that this agreement is about to be signed with different cruise lines, which will enjoy a financial bonus per passenger and call.
“MedCruise Association fully supports any environmental initiative and green action promoted by any of the ports in the region and encourages all its members to work together for a greener industry and a sustainable growth” stated MedCruise President Airam Diaz Pastor after the Plenary Session on Environmental Issues.