GE’s Power Conversion business and Nedstack are collaborating to develop hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels.

Norwegian passenger ship owner and operator, The Fjords, has taken delivery of a vessel it believes sets new standards for environmentally responsible passenger transport.

The global deadline for implementing a structured monitoring plan for all ships to comply with emissions regulations is less than a year away, reminds Stephen Schwarz, coo and vp of ABS Nautical Systems, providers of integrated enterprise software for the marine and offshore industries.

Wärtsilä solutions have been selected by Virgin Voyages to power its trio of cruise ships under construction at Fincantieri.

A new study released by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and undertaken by independent maritime environmental experts of the cruise industry’s environmental practices and performance shows it to be a ‘lead-adopter in the global commercial maritime sector in the areas related to emissions control and wastewater management,’ Dr James Corbett, PhD, co-author and principal partner at Energy and Environmental Research Associates(EERA) told Seatrade Cruise News in an exclusive interview.

MSC Cruises and Yara Marine Technologies, manufacturer of innovative exhaust abatement solutions, announced that MSC Fantasia, the first MSC Cruises ship to be retrofitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems, has received an EU Marine Equipment Directive (MED) certificate from Bureau Veritas after passing the MARPOL test.

The Port of Barcelona has presented its Air Quality Improvement Plan aiming to effectively reduce emissions from port activities.

Rotterdam is now able to supply LNG via truck to AIDA Cruises’ AIDAprima while in port.

Shell Western LNG BV has signed an agreement with Carnival Corporation & plc to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel two Costa Group newbuilds - the world's first LNG-powered cruise ships currently under construction and due to start sailing in northwest Europe (for AIDA Cruises) and the Mediterranean (for Costa Cruises) in 2019.

Three thousand plus travel agents, destination partners, suppliers, media and loyalty passengers from around the globe were among the first to experience Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas this weekend on a two night shakedown cruise to nowhere.

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