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Europe’s port cities ‘choking on toxic air’ from cruise ships

Research shows harmful gases from vessels quadruple that of cars despite emissions curbs. Yet around two-fifths of cruise companies’ order books are LNG-powered vessels.

Updated 06/19/2023

“The research showed that major European port cities were “again choking on toxic air pollution from cruise ships”.  [The focus on improving air pollution was] “dangerously slipping toward solutions that are good for the air but are disastrous for biodiversity and climate change.”

– Constance Dijkstra, Shipping Campaigner - LNG & Biofuels, Transport & Environment

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