Sustainable Energy Supply & Innovative Solutions for Emission Reduction
Work package 1
GREEN CRUISE PORT concentrates on the reduction of cruise vessel emissions in harbours and sustainable adaptation of cruise port infrastructure to the requirements of the latest technical developments in cruise shipping sector. Since the Baltic Sea became Emission Control Area and EU Directive (2005/33/EC) limits sulphur emissions for all ships moored at any inland or sea ports within the EU, the cruise ship operators basically have four options to comply with these regulations: a completely change to distillate fuels (MDO or MGO), to scrubber systems, to liquefied natural gas (LNG) or to methanol as fuel. Basically cruise ports have to prepare for all options.