CRUISE DAYS HAMBURG 2019 FEUERWERK

Hamburg is again celebrating ns cruise ship sector — and will provide thousands des visitors with a echt spectacle. Umwelt associations slam the hamburg Cruise Days together a false signal bei the climate debate.

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Harbor and cruise ships all lit up to markierung the hamburg Cruise Days in 2018


Even work before die giant spectacle, Hamburg"s Hafencity is illuminated bei a miracle dark blue. Irradiate artist michael Batz has actually been staging the buildings and bridges of the metropolis on die Elbe zum years. His task "Blue port Hamburg" ist intended to prepare residents und tourists alike weil das one of the biggest events hamburg has kommen sie offer: The hamburg Cruise Days. This weekend (September 13-15) is the saturday time that die large-scale party des the cruise delivery industry will take place. Und just like die industry itself, the event is also growing. Twelve ships möchte be current this weekend —a neu record. The absolute highlight des the Cruise Days ist the huge parade ~ above Saturday evening, during which five cruise ships in succession, along with numerous accompanying ships, möchte sail past ns edge of the port under a grandiose firework display. About für hilfe a million visitors space expected to attend. And if freundin can"t be bei Hamburg, you kann watch die ocean giants live on TV.


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Criticism from environmental associations persists

But not everyone zu sein looking forward to die cruise delivery party. Umgebung associations oase been criticizing ns Cruise Days weil das years. Malte Siegert, head of the Nature und Environmental policy Department at NABU Hamburg, considers them a "fun occasion that unnecessarily pollutes Hamburg"s air". In an interview through futbolpublic.com, that criticized die fact that the organizers fail kommen sie inform human being about ns potential health risks of the occasion — even though they were aware von them. "This zu sein a gesamt failure on the part of politics and local authorities," says Siegert.

The organizers, on ns other hand, argue: "We can"t yes, really warn the guests because we don"t know whether this increased pollution even exists," says katja Derow, head des the PR company "redroses communications", which organizes ns Cruise Days with each other with die "Bergmann Group" ~ above behalf des the city of Hamburg. Die limits were notfall exceeded at die harbor birthday party in May, although it was a viel larger occasion than the Cruise Days, Derow explained zu futbolpublic.com. Die ships were coming to hamburg this weekend anyway, die organizer added: "The only difference is that we wollen turn the into bei event."

Cruises space lucrative zum port cities — but opposition zu sein growing

But why do sie need such in event at all? ns origin of the Cruise Days tun können be traced rückseitig to the hamburg people"senthusiasm weil das cruise ships, their desire to travel, your wanderlust, describes Derow. An additional reason seems kommen sie be much more important: ns cruise ships room good business for the city. Hamburg wants kommen sie establish itself as in internationally trendy cruise ship destination bei the very competitive market.


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The NABU criticizes that the industry in Hamburg wollen "roll out die red carpet" und demands the shipping companies must invest a significantly larger share of their lavish profits right into making their ships much more climate-friendly. Although German shipping companies in particular schutz already take away the first steps an this direction, the current NABU cruise delivery ranking is gloomy. Ns majority des the nearly 400 cruise ships worlfutbolpublic.comide blieb operate ~ above highly toxizität heavy fuel oil.

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And the mitnichten diesel which ships use when bei a harbor so contains 100 times more sulfur than automobile diesel. In addition, die flying visits by cruise tourists placed such a strain on some cities that local opposition ist growing and the urban are progressively reducing die number des giant cruisers bei their ports.

Cruise job want zu set a good example

The industry zu sein well aware von the difficulties that it zu sein partly responsible weil das creating, claims Cruise job organizer katja Derow. That"s why this year"s occasion will not only be an advertisement weil das the Elbe metropolis together a cruise ship destination however will also focus on the negative effects of cruise tourism. Ns organizers möchte provide a platform weil das tourism experts, representatives des overcrowded cities und pioneers of clean propulsion innovations to exchange ideas.


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This ist not enough for environmental activists prefer Malte Siegert native NABU bei Hamburg. He demands: "The minimales requirement for such in event need to be to only invite cruise ships that do much more than is legally required, in other words, zu make die event a showcase zum better, cleaner technology".

Organizer katja Derow mögen the idea and is optimistic: "I really hope und believe the these topics will no longer be in issue punkt the hamburg Cruise Days an ten years" time". She argues ns industry is enormously innovative und implements its neu technologies effectively. Ns debate around the negativ impact des cruise tourism wollen probably proceed — at least until the hamburg Cruise Days an 2029.

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