Special Report: Cruise ships face emissions challenge

  Shipping lines must comply with new global emissions controls. Ian Taylor reports All ships over 400 tonnes became subject to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) limits on sulphur emissions from January 1. These cut the permissible sulphur content in ship fuel outside designated emission control areas (ECAs) from 3.5% to 0.5%. The limit remains 0.1%Continue reading “Special Report: Cruise ships face emissions challenge”

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Australia and Europe tackle cruise ship sulphur emissions

The Quantum of the Seas is one of the first Royal Caribbean ships to be equipped with exhaust gas scrubbers. Challenges related to air pollution from cruise ship engines are cropping up elsewhere in the world, even as they’ve been overcome for now in waters around North America. In Australia, a newly elected government ranContinue reading “Australia and Europe tackle cruise ship sulphur emissions”

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Global disruption

By Michelle Baran No matter where the travel industry shifts its focus, climate change is a clear and present danger. From severe weather systems to polar ice melt, from warming waters to rising sea levels, its effects pose serious threats to natural resources and travel destinations the world over. More immediately, climate change is compromisingContinue reading “Global disruption”

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