CLIA tar­gets 40% cut to emis­sions

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CRUISE Lines In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion has an­nounced an “his­toric global cruise in­dus­try com­mit­ment” to re­duce the rate of car­bon emis­sions across the in­dus­try fleet by 40% by 2030.

Progress to­ward the tar­get will be mea­sured against a 2008 fleet base­line, and emis­sions rates will be cal­cu­lated based on the in­dus­try fleet’s to­tal car­bon emis­sions, to­tal ship berths and to­tal dis­tance trav­elled.

The move was an­nounced late last month, with CLIA plan­ning to re­port an­nu­ally on the in­dus­try’s progress to­ward the com­mit­ment.

“No in­dus­try has a stronger in­ter­est in pro­tect­ing our oceans than cruising,” said CLIA Aus­trala­sia Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Joel Katz, adding “It is not sim­ply our re­spon­si­bil­ity: oper­at­ing sus­tain­ably at sea is a busi­ness im­per­a­tive.

“What other in­dus­tries do on land, we must do at sea – a chal­lenge that pro­motes con­stant in­no­va­tion in our op­er­a­tions and ad­vances en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion ef­forts,” he said.

The re­duc­tion will be fu­elled by tech­nolo­gies in ship de­sign and propul­sion, in­clud­ing the ex­pand­ing num­ber of ves­sels pow­ered by liq­uid nat­u­ral gas (LNG), with around 25 such ships ex­pected to be oper­at­ing by 2025.

CLIA mem­ber cruise lines are also de­ploy­ing ad­vanced air qual­ity sys­tems that re­duce ship ex­haust by up to 98%.

Katz said by tak­ing a lead­er­ship role “this ac­tion will have a real, mea­sur­able im­pact on the des­ti­na­tions we serve and the waters in which we sail”.

Pic­tured above is the brand new AIDAnova, one of 11 LNGpow­ered cruise ships un­der con­struc­tion for Car­ni­val Corp.

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