cruise ships

CLIA commits to reduce carbon emissions by 2030

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced a global cruise industry commitment to reduce the rate of carbon emissions across the industry fleet by 40% by 2030. Through this, cruise has become the first maritime industry which makes a joint carbon emissions commitment to sustainability on the seas.

Port of Kiel launches onshore power supply plant

The construction of the first onshore power supply plant for commercial vessels in the Port of Kiel has started. As of spring 2019, big cruise ferries will be able to be supplied with the electrical power they need during the time they are berthed in Kiel.

Genting Hong Kong to retrofit three ships with scrubbers

Genting Hong Kong, cruise operator, informed that it will buy scrubbers as a measure to comply with the upcoming IMO 2020 sulphur cap. Specifically, the company will retrofit three of its ships with exhaust gas cleaning systems. Genting Hong Kong will add scrubbers to three ships and LTH-Baas will do the retrofits.

Trial starts for cruise ship Captain over air pollution

On 9 July, a Court in Marseille started the trial for the Captain of the cruise ship ‘Azura’, who was sued over breaching sulphur fuel limit, during a stopover in Marseilles, on 29 March. In the first case of its kind in Europe, if found guilty, the Master could face up to a year in prison and a fine of up to €200,000.

First research reveals carbon footprint of global tourism

Tourism has been responsible for almost a tenth of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new research led by the University of Sydney. The paper also showed that small islands attract a disproportionate share of carbon emissions, while the US is responsible for the majority of tourism-generated emissions overall.

Norway to eliminate emissions in fjords

The Norwegian Parliament adopted a resolution to reduce cruise ships and ferries emissions in the Norwegian fjords, no later than 2026. This regulation aims to make the fjords the world’s first zero emission zone at sea, while it will have a positive impact on transport, tourism, and the maritime industry.

NCL retrofits scrubbers to two more cruise ships

Norwegian Cruise Line announced the successful completion of the retrofitting of a new Exhaust Gas Cleaning system on two of its ships, ‘Norwegian Sun’ and ‘Norwegian Jade’, to reduce the ships’ emissions and environmental footprint.

Tasmania’s EPA to monitor cruise ship emissions

Tasmania’s Environmental and Protection Agency is set to monitor fuel bunker emissions from cruise ships by testing air quality every 10 minutes in port of Hobart, to detect if ships are polluting the air at harmful levels.

NGO: 2020 sulpur cap not enough for emissions reduction

The arrival of more and more cruise ships to the Isle of Man could bring a negative environmental impact in the region, said Pete Christian from NGO Friends of the Earth. Mr Christian also voiced concerns about the 2020 sulphur limit, noting that it is not enough to support emissions reduction from shipping.

GE Power, Fincantieri to launch new emission control system

GE Power and Fincantieri announced the co-development of a new emission control solution to reduce pollution in the marine industry. The new solution, called Shipboard Pollutant Removal System, will help control emissions to be compliant with MARPOL’s more stringent emissions limits directive that will be effective by 2020.

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