15 Carnival Corporation ships are trialling food waste bio-digester machines which are able to separate plastic from food waste, while breaking down the food, reducing the ship’s carbon footprint.
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.
Viking Line’s M/S Mariella is making efforts in reducing food waste achieving an estimated 27 tonnes over a period of four months; According to the company, the amout of food they saved equals to approximately 70,000 meals.
The President of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Pino Musolino, recently sent a letter to key European ports inviting them to meet in Venice to discuss the economic and environmental impact of the cruise industry and to draw up guidelines for a new sustainable approach to maritime tourism.
In line with its vision for an emission-neutral cruising, AIDA Cruises, the German brand of Carnival Corporation, is planning the first practical trial of fuel cells aboard an AIDA ship by 2021, the company said in its sustainability report released Monday.
According to the Guardian, Ada Colau, Barcelona’s mayor, promised to restrict the number of cruise ships calling the city ports. She believes that the limitations will decrease pollution in the city. The mayor continued that the limits proposed are set to reduce pollution in the city, where air quality regularly exceeds World Health Organization limits for nitrogen oxide and PM10 particulates.
Carnival Corporation published its ninth annual sustainability report, outlining the key initiatives and progress made in 2018 toward its 2020 sustainability performance goals. The full 2018 report, “Sustainability from Ship to Shore,” was developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative standard.
During an international cruise conference that took place in Copenhagen, 29 cruise destinations signed the Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto, a manifesto pledging increased sustainability in the Baltic Sea region’s ports and cities.
Climate initiatives such as the World Ports Climate Action Program took centre stage at the first day of the GreenPort Congress being held in Valencia, Spain, on 16 October. Meanwhile, the event touched upon how the industry needs to balance a mix of priorities and investments to meet the 2020 sulphur cap.
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