CLIA gets involved with Marine Interiors@SMM

2024-04-29T16:34:05+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Marketing|

For a few years now, Marine Interiors@SMM (Hall B5) has been a fixture at SMM, Hamburg.

With a total of 130 exhibiting companies from 20 countries specialising in ship interior design, this special exhibition section will be significantly larger this year.

For example, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), an official SMM Partner, will be represented for the first time: On the Cruise & Ferry stage, CLIA will hold various sessions on sustainable cruises – a subject the cruise sector is placing great emphasis on, as a look at the global orderbook shows.

From now until the end of 2026, 41 new cruise ships will be delivered; 27 of them equipped with alternative propulsion systems including LNG-ready engines, while many LNG-fuelled ships will also be methanol-ready.

“The introduction of these new technologies and the many pilot programmes and trials in place reveal how the cruise industry is an innovator and early adopter of technologies that are helping us sail to a more sustainable future,” said CLIA CEO, Kelly Craighead (pictured).