Activists with the Clean Up Carnival Coalition conducted a press conference outside the National Park Service’s Anchorage Regional Office in Alaska and presented a petition that was signed by more than 46,000 people who call for the suspension of Carnival Corporation’s cruise ship permits in Glacier Bay National Park.
A recently published report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and commissioned by the environmental lobby group Stand.earth, aimed to ‘examine the lifecycle GHG emissions from marine fuels, including a previously poorly understood source of climate emissions from LNG-powered ships- the unintentional releases of the climate super-pollutant methane from ship engines, known as methane slip.’
Following the trend around the ban of single-use plastics, the Norwegian Cruise Line announced that is now single-use plastic beverage bottle free across its fleet. The company announced a collaboration with JUST® Goods, Inc., which helped the cruise line change all single-use plastic water bottles across its 17-ship fleet, beginning with its most recent ship, Norwegian Encore.
ESPO released a statement, explaining how important it is for European ports to keep all their port activities sustainable and what can be done to enhance a balanced development of cruise activities in European ports.
The working group Cruise 2030 has started operating on finding ways to help shaping the cruise industry of the future. The kick-off meeting took place in Venice, on October 18, aiming to establish a common platform of strategies to support the development of the cruise industry sustainably, in order to match the needs of the industry with the demands of the cities and territories.
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