Emission sources and possible mitigation measures of cruise terminals
Due to a changing environmental awareness and increasing ship call numbers in port cities, emissions from cruise terminals and cruise ships at berth became an intensely discussed topic. Port authorities as well as cruise ship operators are interested in solutions to reduce relevant emissions from cruise operations such as greenhouse gases, air pollutants or noise. However, the field of possible mitigation technologies is diverse and it is not always clear which is the best measure to take. The report on hand is the outcome of a literature study of international best practice cases and already in ports applied emission mitigation measures. The main emission sources of a typical cruise terminal with a cruise ship at berth are identified and described in detail at the example of Hamburg City’s newest cruise center, the Cruise Center Steinwerder. Based on recent publications and interviews, the study evaluates mitigation measures for the regarded emission sources (cruise ship at berth, terminal building, cargo handling equipment and passenger/delivery traffic), presents examples of already implemented mitigation measures and shows two best practice cases of cruise ships with successfully installed mitigation concepts.
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