‘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|

Signing of the ‘Blue Charter’ in Marseille

At the 17th October Blue Maritime Summit Marseille Provence – Cruise Initiatives organised in Marseille by the Marseille Provence Cruise Club, Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited and Ponant, the Ministry of the Environment, Provence- Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council and the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan [Read more...]

2019-10-26T12:12:22+00:00 October 26th, 2019|Environment|

Fjords future optimistic – NMA

The first Norwegian Fjord cruise season in which new regulations were in place has been completed. The fjord Harbour Masters concerned said that they had received fewer complaints about smoke, but are looking forward to even stricter regulations in the years to come, according to [Read more...]

2019-10-11T18:53:03+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Environment|

DFDS to use shore power in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) and DFDS are to establish a shore power connection in Copenhagen for the cruise ferries, ‘Crown Seaways’ and ‘Pearl Seaways’. A shore power facility will reduce emissions of air contaminated particles such as NOx, SOx and particulate matter, which goes hand [Read more...]

2019-10-11T18:25:39+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Environment|

Incheon signs up to ABB’s shore power

ABB is to install South Korea’s Incheon’s first shore-to-ship power solution, enabling passenger vessels to cut emissions, noise and vibrations while berthed. The engineering group secured the contract covering South Korea’s commitment to sustainable shore-to-ship power, after a pilot scheme for passenger ships to plug [Read more...]

2019-09-29T17:31:10+00:00 September 29th, 2019|Environment|