Environment 2019-11-16T14:27:48+00:00


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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 [Read more...]

January 27th, 2020|

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 [Read more...]

January 13th, 2020|

‘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 [Read more...]

November 29th, 2019|

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 [Read more...]

November 15th, 2019|