A Greener Fu­ture

Cruise Weekly - - News - with Joel Katz MD, CLIA Aus­trala­sia

MAK­ING up less than 1% of the global mar­itime com­mu­nity, cruise is a drop in the ocean when it comes to com­mer­cial ship­ping.

Yet de­spite our small foot­print, we are lead­ers when it comes to de­vel­op­ing re­spon­si­ble en­vi­ron­men­tal prac­tices and in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies to re­duce emis­sions and waste.

Op­er­at­ing sus­tain­ably at sea is a busi­ness im­per­a­tive, it’s in the cruise in­dus­try’s best in­ter­est to keep the world’s oceans pris­tine, which is why our mem­ber cruise lines are do­ing ev­ery­thing they can to en­sure that each new gen­er­a­tion of ships is greener than the last.

Mil­lions of dol­lars are be­ing in­vested retrofitting ex­ist­ing ships with the lat­est clean tech.

The cruise in­dus­try is one of the most heav­ily reg­u­lated mar­itime in­dus­tries with ro­bust, clearly en­forced stan­dards and all CLIA cruise line mem­bers com­ply with in­ter­na­tional, na­tional and lo­cal rules and reg­u­la­tions.

CLIA cruise lines have spent a lot of time and money to en­sure each new gen­er­a­tion of ships is more eco-friendly than pre­de­ces­sors and our mem­bers are com­mit­ted to fit­ting ex­ist­ing ships with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy as part of con­tin­ued im­prove­ments across the in­dus­try.

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