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umwelt-plakette.de en 2019-03-02

News on environmental zones and air pollution

Ships and air pollution

Many ships in Germany still operate with very old diesel engines. Especially inland navigation has a serious influence on the inhabitants on the banks. It is well known, for example, that shipping on the Rhine in Düsseldorf accounts for a large proportion of urban air pollution. However, ships are much more difficult to retrofit than vehicles, partly because the technology is lacking. Developing this should therefore become one of the main tasks of industry?