IAATO beefs up membership – addresses COVID-19

Two Operators, five provisional operators and five new Associates have joined the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) at its first online annual meeting. Ice Trek and Scenic Expeditions have become IAATO operators, while Intrepid Travel, Residences at Sea, Students on Ice, Sur Expeditions [Read more...]

2020-06-27T09:13:05+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Environment|

Scandlines opts for rotor sails

Norsepower has installed a rotor sail on board Scandlines hybrid ropax ‘Copenhagen’.   ’Copenhagen’ operates between Rostock, Germany and Gedser, Denmark and was retrofitted in Rostock during a scheduled overnight stop. Norsepower’s rotor sail unit fitted measured 30 m in height and 5 m in [Read more...]

2020-05-29T07:55:28+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Environment|

Cruise Baltic goes paperless

Cruise Baltic has become the first cruise network to become completely paperless, the organisation claimed. The paperless initiative means that Cruise Baltic will not print any brochures or leaflets at all. The only printed materials the network has left are business cards, which are made [Read more...]

2020-03-13T17:21:29+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Environment|

Cruise sector is helping the environment

At the recent European Shipping Week, CLIA’s Secretary General, Tom Boardley, gave some perspectives on the industry. He said that this year, with the European Green Deal now tabled, the timing was a good opportunity to discuss the Commission’s proposed roadmap to a carbon neutral [Read more...]

2020-02-28T20:20:19+00:00 February 28th, 2020|Environment|

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|