cruise ships

AIDA Cruises to use fuel cells on large passenger ship

As early as 2021, AIDA Cruises will be the first cruise company to test the use of fuel cells on a large passenger ship, under the ‘Pa-X-ell2’ research project on board of AIDAnova. The project aims to develop a decentralized energy network and a hybrid energy system with a new generation of fuel cells for use in oceangoing passenger vessels.

Baoshan welcomes a new cruise tourism zone

China’s first Cruise Tourism Development Demonstration Zone was launched in the Baoshan, in order for the latter to further develop for cruise and tourism operations. Shanghai considered the development of the cruise economy to be important, in order to be established as an international shipping centre.

Cruise terminal to open in Japan, operated by Carnival

Carnival Corporation has begun the construction of what it claims to be the cruise industry’s first cruise terminal in Japan, located at the port of Sasebo, planned to begin operations in summer 2020. Following the 20-year agreement that was signed in March 2018 with the of Sasebo and MLIT Japan, the cruise company will build and operate the new terminal.

Panama Canal welcomes first cruise ship transit for new season

The Panama Canal announced its first transit for the 2019-2020 cruise season, marked by the Princess Cruises’ Island Princess, highlighting what the Authority expects to see a ‘busy cruise season’. The Island Princess departed from Vancouver, Canada and is heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in a 21-day voyage. 

Norwegian cruise purchases Alaska lot for new cruise ship dock

Norwegian Cruise Line bought a three-acre waterfront lot in Juneau, Alaska for $20 million, and to use the site for a new cruise ship dock. In order to begin the construction of the newly-purchased lot, the company has to acquire the approval of Juneau’s city assembly and get a conditional zoning permit, as the Juneau Empire reports. 

Port of LA plans to develop Outer Harbor Cruise Terminal

The Port of Los Angeles announced a development opportunity for an Outer Harbor Cruise Terminal at Berths 46 and 50, as well as plans to launch a Request for Proposal (RFP) later this fall. The proposal targets cruise lines, terminal operators, and real estate developers, who want to create a new cruise terminal.

Fjords’ strict measures should apply to all Norwegian waters

In 2019 the Norwegian Fjords saw new regulations being implemented concerning the marine protection and sustainability, given that it was important to implement stricter measures to reduce the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx) in particular.

CLIA: Cruise industry invests $22 billion in green technologies

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) published its 2019 Environmental Technologies and Practices Report, according to which cruise lines have provided up to $22 billion in vessels equipped with energy-efficient technologies and cleaner fuels. 


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