News on environmental zones and air pollution
Ship engines are used up to 90 years! Car engines are used here in Europe for an average time of 6 to 7 years, while ship engines are used more than 10 times as long. For this reason, inland waterway vessels also contribute on such a large extent to air pollution, particularly in the Rhine basin. In order to protect the environment and public health, more stringent controls on ship engines could now be introduced so that they also have to comply with exhaust emission standards.