First London cruise-ship terminal in decades in pollution storm

Plans for London’s first large cruise-ship terminal in 34 years have met with resistance from residents.

The foreshore in front of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Image by Garry Knight / CC BY 2.0

It’s expected that 60 vessels a year would use the facility, in Greenwich, and residents argue that the ships would generate serious pollution – they can burn 700 litres of diesel an hour, equivalent to 400 idling lorries. London has not had a large cruise ship terminal since the closure of the Royal Docks in 1981. Read more:

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