This summer, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators is working with companies in the field to identify how the expedition cruise industry can drastically reduce the use of disposable plastics on ships. AECO will also continue to engage thousands of cruise passengers in beach cleanups in the Arctic.

Carnival Maritime, the Hamburg-based marine service unit for Costa Group—AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises and Costa Asia—appointed Hermann J. Klein as managing director. He starts Sept. 1.

Hurtigruten today marked 125 years since founder Richard With brought the steamer Vesteraalen into service along the coast of Norway, establishing a regular sea link for locals and tourists.

Fincantieri chose Scanship to supply its total clean ship system for newbuild Silver Dawn.

Passenger shipping’s pioneering role in environmental protection comes under the spotlight at the Global Maritime Environmental Congress (gmec), taking place in Hamburg on September 5, 2018 during SMM and co-organised by Seatrade.

MSC Cruises plans to equip all its ships with Total Marine Solutions' 'Ocean Guardian' tool that provides immediate access to the latest environmental regulations.

The US Coast Guard's Marine Safety Center issued a Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group of France, following a detailed review.

Environmental NGO, The Bellona Foundation, and Carnival Corporation & plc, have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.

Joining the battle against plastic waste, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has partnered with Ocean Conservancy to protect and ensure the long-term health of the oceans. NCLH announced this step on World Oceans Day.

This opinion piece was written by Cindy D'Aoust, president and CEO, Cruise Lines International Association

On June 8, millions will celebrate World Oceans Day—an opportunity to reflect on the vital importance of the 71% of our globe that is essential to our lives and health, our trade and commerce, and the future of our planet. Crowds will gather worldwide to march, clean coastlines and raise awareness of the need to protect and preserve our oceans.

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