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.
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.
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.
ECC and CLIA: safety in numbers
Two cruise line industry organisations reacted swiftly following January’s sinking of Costa Concordia. Phil Davies talks to David Dingle, executive member of the
European Cruise Council, and Bud Darr, Cruise Lines International Association, about their collaboration to introduce new voluntary safety measures ahead of any enforced legislation.