Shortlist announced for Ship Technology Global Innovation in Energy Efficiency Awards 2013
A growing need for cost-savings and greater accountability for emissions and environmental performance within the shipping industry has resulted in a huge upswing in eco-friendly marine propulsion and power systems.
Cruise supply and command
As lines extend their itineraries, it is vital they maintain the versatility and reliability of their supply chains. Throw in tightened security standards and a demanding customer base, and supply chain management becomes a key area for investment. Giorgio Zagami from MSC Cruises and Alvin Dennis of Norwegian Cruise Line discuss their companies’ approaches, and the vital role that technology has to play in driving future efficiency gains.
Fuel sourcing: satisfaction guaranteed
Keeping costs down, meeting regulatory commitments and ensuring availability – all are priorities for cruise lines. These all demand a huge amount of collaboration from fuel suppliers. Paul Litvinov, Royal Caribbean International, explains how the financial landscape has transformed partner priorities and the work that still needs to be done by both sides to maintain and cultivate a healthy relationship.
Bring me Sunshine: Carnival Destiny's makeover
The renovation of Carnival Destiny into Carnival Sunshine marks the cruise industry’s most ambitious refurbishment project. World Cruise Industry Review profiles the project and asks whether revitalisation programmes on this scale are an indication of things to come.