(A Message from Joel Katz, Managing Director, CLIA Australasia)
Even as we continue to address and overcome the impacts of COVID-19, the cruise community has remained focused on our commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable future.
This is why we are pleased to share with you the findings from our 2020 Environmental Technologies and Practices report.
With over $23.5 billion invested in ships with new technologies and cleaner fuels, the report affirms the progress that CLIA oceangoing cruise line members continue to make towards the development and implementation of advanced technologies and practices to achieve lower emissions, greater efficiencies, and a cleaner environment onboard, at sea and in port.
Substantial progress has been achieved in the following areas:
LNG Fuel – The 2020 report found 49% of new build capacity will rely on LNG fuel for primary propulsion, a 51% increase in overall capacity compared to 2018.
Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) – More than 69% of global capacity utilizes EGCS to meet or exceed air emissions requirements, representing an increase in capacity of 25% compared to 2018. Additionally, 96% of non-LNG new builds will have EGCS installed, an increase in capacity of 21% compared to 2019.
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Systems – 99% of new ships on order are specified to have advanced wastewater treatment systems (bringing global capacity to 78.5%) and currently 70% of the CLIA oceangoing cruise line fleet capacity is served by advanced wastewater treatment systems (an increase of 5% over 2019).
Shore-side Power Capability – In port, cruise ships are increasingly equipped with the technology to allow delivery of shoreside electricity, thus allowing engines to be switched off, and there are many collaborations with ports and governments to increase the availability.
75% of the new build capacity is either committed to be fitted with shore-side electricity systems or will be configured to add shore-side power in the future.
32% of global capacity (up 13% since 2019) are fitted to operate on shore-side electricity in the 14 ports worldwide where that capability is provided in at least one berth in the port.
Please visit the sustainability page on our website here for more information and a series of videos focused on our industry’s innovation and progress.
Please reach out should you have any questions.
Best regards and stay safe,
CLIA Australasia Managing Director
(Source; CLIA news release 10th September 2020)