Australian Cruise Association year-end event toasts new Sustainability Guide

Grant Gilfillan, centre, with Jill Abel and Joel Katz at the ACA’s end of year function Thursday evening Grant Gilfillan, centre, with Jill Abel and Joel Katz at the ACA’s end of year function Thursday evening PHOTO: Helen Hutcheon
The Port Authority of New South Wales ceo and director Grant Gilfillan, chairman of the Australian Cruise Association, hosted an end of year function Thursday night for an industry who’s who in his harbourside office with its sweeping views of the Sydney Opera House.

Sustainability collaboration with Cruise Association of New Zealand

Gilfillan, with ACA ceo Jill Abel and CLIA Australasia and Asia managing director Joel Katz, toasted the launch this month of the first Sustainability Guide, a joint effort that included the Cruise Association of New Zealand.
 
It highlights the lead Australasia is taking to preserve the world’s waterways, in many cases exceeding international standards.
 

To inform broader communities

The guide is being distributed to the members of CLIA, ACA and NZCA who, in turn, are being encouraged to let their broader communities know about the invaluable work being done by the cruise industry as a collaborative effort.
 
‘We are proud of our industry’s strong track record on environmental sustainability,’ Katz said. 
 
Abel said ACA is committed to working with the cruise lines and the ports and destinations to develop viable short- and long-term solutions for ‘a sustainable and exciting future for our industry.’
Posted 06 December 2018

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Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent

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