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17 March 2009 Green Attitude Recognition awarded to Celebrity Constellation by Port of Helsinki
The Port of Helsinki presents the international Celebrity
Constellation cruise ship the Green Attitude recognition on 17 March,
2009. Celebrity Constellation has been discharging its wastewater into
the Helsinki sewer system since 2005 - right from when it was first
made possible. During the first year, wastewater left by Celebrity
Constellation constituted 70% of all cruise ship wastewater received at
Helsinki. Since then, the amount of wastewater the ship discharges at
Helsinki has doubled. Celebrity Constellation has also worked with the
Port of Helsinki to develop wastewater reception methods.
In international waters it is legal to discharge waste waters from ships to the sea. Ships in regular traffic have discharged their waste waters already for years to sewer system while in Helsinki. As a part of the Baltic Sea Challenge Port of Helsinki sent letters to international shipping companies in June 2008 to urge also international cruise ships to discharge their waste water into the city sewer system. Wastewater fees were not charged from international cruise ships on a trial basis in the summer of 2008 and the trial will now become standard practice for all vessels.
- 17.3.2009 Press release of Port of Helsinki
- Port of Helsinki Info 6/2008: The Port of Helsinki to discontinue charging wastewater fees