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Which Cruise Companies Are Leading the Charge in Cutting Air Pollutants?

Which Cruise Companies Are Leading the Charge in Cutting Air Pollutants?

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival are among the companies investing in LNG-powered ships and fuel cell technology to reduce emissions. Other cruise liners are testing battery power, in the form of hybrid ships, and wind power.

Costa

Carnival Expands LNG Cruise Ships

Carnival says that its Italian brand, Costa Cruises, will build two new liquefied natural gas cruise ships as part of an agreement with Meyer Werft to construct four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world. Last month Carnival announced the other two ships included in this … Read more »

Carnival

Carnival to Build First-Ever LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

Carnival Corporation has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to build four next-generation cruise ships that will be the first in the cruise industry to be powered at sea by liquefied natural gas. Using LNG to power the ships in port and at sea will eliminate emissions of soot particles and … Read more »

Carnival Corporation cruise ship

Carnival Cuts Fleet CO2 Emissions by 12bn Kilograms

Carnival Corporation says by the end of the year it will have saved more than 1 billion gallons of fuel and reduced fleet carbon emissions by 12 billion kilograms over a seven-year period. The results of the world’s largest cruise company’s multi-year Fleet Fuel Conservation Program show that by the … Read more »

Carnival cruise

Sulfur Emissions Rules Mean Fewer Cruises, Carnival UK Chief Warns

Carnival UK says tighter sulfur emissions rules for ships may mean fewer cruises in northern Europe. The cruise company’s CEO David Dingle told Travel Weekly that Carnival brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line have already planned a 28 percent cut in Baltic and Norway cruises between 2013 and 2015. Under … Read more »

Royal Caribbean

Cruise Lines Give FOE’s Report Card an F

Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) members — including Royal Caribbean International, Carnival and Disney Cruise Line — will no longer participate in Friends of the Earth’s environmental survey. In a July 3 letter from CLIA president and CEO Christine Duffy, the industry group says while the “cruise industry fully supports … Read more »

Carnival Expands Cruise Ship Scrubber Technology

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, today announced plans to increase installations of its industry-first exhaust gas cleaning technology to more than 70 vessels. The expansion, covering more than 70 percent of its entire fleet, represents an increase from the 32 ships announced in September 2013. Carnival is investing … Read more »

Carnival to Meet GHG Reduction Goal

Cruise line Carnival said it will meet its goal to reduce its rate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent.  Carnival and its 10 brand lines around the world have developed aggressive energy reduction and conservation initiatives, many of which exceed current laws and regulations, the … Read more »

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

Carnival,  Kimberly-Clark, Intel, PG&E and Xerox are among 34 companies named to the Natural Capital Leaders Index, which recognizes companies that have grown their revenue between 2008 and 2012 while reducing their environmental impacts during that same period. The index also includes a separate list of efficiency leaders — companies … Read more »

Carnival ship

Carnival Wins Clean Tech Award

Carnival Corp. has been named Best Marine Solutions Company in this year’s Clean Tech Awards by The New Economy. The publication selected the world’s largest cruise company based on its commitment to produce clean and environmentally sustainable technology such as its initiative to install exhaust gas cleaning technology on ships … Read more »

Disney Gets an A, Carnival an F for Cruise Line Sewage Treatment

Disney Gets an A, Carnival an F for Cruise Line Sewage Treatment

Disney Cruise Line is the most environmentally responsible line, earning an A for sewage treatment and an overall A grade, according to Friends of the Earth’s 2013 Cruise Ship Report Card. Disney is the only cruise line to score that highly and the first A ever issued in the annual … Read more »

Maersk container ship

‘World’s First’ Marine Fuel Bio-Refinery to be Built

Steeper Energy, the Port of Frederikshavn and Aalborg University have partnered to build what they say is the world’s first biomass-based plant to produce sulfur-free marine fuel from wood. The plant will be located at the Port of Frederikshavn in Denmark and could potentially serve an annual marine fuel market … Read more »