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  • Cruise weddings: all aboard the love boat

    Weddings are becoming big business for the cruise industry, as operators enter an increasingly saturated market. But with legal constraints in place, some ships are having to take difficult measures...

  • Ship emissions: all things considered

    Legislation requires ships at sea to reduce their emissions of sulphur dioxide. Research into making current fuels more environmentally friendly is progressing, but lines also need to consider technological capabilities...

  • Plug the gap with cold ironing

    The cruise industry is looking to embrace a greener future, particularly when it comes to lowering emission levels. MSC Cruises’ environmental coordinator Francesco Balbi discusses the latest developments in cold...

  • A fuel sea change for cruise lines

    Increasingly stringent environmental legislation comes as no surprise. But there is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the switch to cleaner fuels. Acting chief executive of the International Bunker...

  • IMO takes the lead on sustainability

    Rio+20 is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. At this event, International Maritime Organization secretary-general Koji Sekimizu announced that in 2013 his organisation would focus on its leadership role...