Mediterranean resort town Cannes will ban polluting cruise ships
The target of the ban will be ships which do not respect a 0.1% cap on sulphur in their fuel. French government thinks that it could stop some passengers from disembarking in the city famous for its film festival.
Cannes Mayor David Lisnard stated that "It's not about being against cruise ships. It's about being against pollution."
According to EU's clean air policy, the cap is already enforced in Baltic, North Sea and Channel ports and it may be extended to the Mediterranean.
"We will no longer accept cruise ship passengers coming from polluting cruise ships," Lisnard told.
The exponential growth of the cruise ship industry is often criticised by residents of tourist towns but it is also increasingly considered a threat to the environment.
Maritime Business World