Report slams LNG as a fuel

A report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) claimed that the LNG fuelled ships engines, particularly in cruise ships, emit between 70% and 82% more life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the short-term compared to clean distillate fuels. The report, ‘The climate implications [Read more...]

2020-02-12T14:46:41+00:00 February 12th, 2020|Environment|

Carnival Corp joins Ocean Plastics Leadership Network

Carnival Corp has Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (OPLN) as a charter member. OPLN is a new global community of retailers, brands, non-governmental organisations and alliances committed to sharing best practices, developing scientific breakthroughs and new business models, and working to develop new approaches, innovations and [Read more...]

2020-01-27T22:59:04+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Environment|

CLIA champions open loop scrubbers

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has highlighted three independent reports published last year that show exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) when operated in open-loop mode, have minimal impact on water and sediment quality. The most recent report, conducted by CE Delft and co-sponsored by CLIA, [Read more...]

2020-01-27T22:52:34+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Environment|

NCL eliminates plastic bottles on all ships

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has replaced all single-use plastic beverage bottles with plant-based carton containers across its fleet. As a result, NCL will be eliminating over six million single-use plastic water bottles a year. This initiative is being facilitated in partnership with JUST® Goods, Inc, [Read more...]

2020-01-13T11:16:30+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Environment|

‘Hamburg’ to switch to gas oil

The ‘Hamburg’ will operate exclusively on marine gas oil (MGO) starting 1st January, 2020, as required by IMO regulations, Plantours has announced. The 15,000-ton, 400-pax ‘Hamburg’ operates in Antarctica during the winter season, where HFO is banned, and will be returning to Europe next spring. [Read more...]

2019-11-29T22:56:02+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Environment|

Sustainable Arctic tourism

Following the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators’ (AECO) recent annual meeting, several decisions were made. One notable decision was the self-imposed ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by AECO members operating in the Arctic. It was the practice among [Read more...]

2019-11-15T21:42:12+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Environment|