Anti-idling - we need your help!

Please help us cut air pollution and improve the air we breathe at our terminals and on the vehicle decks of our ferries. Once you are in your lane, please keep your engine turned off until the car in front of you starts to move forward.


Modern batteries need less engine running time to work and don’t need the engine on constantly to keep them charged.

Leaving an engine running whilst idle results in up to 10 times more contaminants inside the vehicle than outside the vehicle.

Turning off an engine and restarting it after a minute or longer causes less pollution than keeping the engine idling.

On average, for every 10 minutes your engine is idling, your car will release half a kg of carbon dioxide into the environment.

Idling dirties your engine with incomplete combustion, increasing wear and tear. Modern engines can be turned on and off without causing damage.

It can take up to an hour for an engine to cool down. Turning off your engine but keeping the ignition on and fans blowing will provide warm air while you wait.

To find out more about our commitment to becoming a greener business visit our Environment web page.