The report addresses the challenge posed by the need for new, alternative fuels and the steps the industry is taking. In addition to LNG, over three-quarters of the global cruise fleet by passenger capacity is now equipped to use alternative fuels.
Alternative fuel sources to heavy fuel oils being developed include biodiesel, methanol, ammonia, hydrogen, and electric batteries.
The report notes that cruise lines continue to make substantial progress across a range of areas:
• Shoreside Power Capability – cruise lines continue to make significant investments for cruise ships to connect to shoreside electricity, thus allowing engines to be switched off in port. While significant investment in portside infrastructure will be required, there are many collaborations between cruise lines, ports and local authorities to increase the availability.
• Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) – more than 76% of global capacity utilises EGCS to meet or exceed air emissions requirements, representing an increase in capacity of seven percentage points compared to 2020. Additionally, 94% of non-LNG new builds will have EGCS installed.
• Advanced Wastewater Treatment Systems - all new ships on order are specified to have advanced wastewater treatment systems and currently 74% of the CLIA ocean-going cruise line fleet capacity has advanced wastewater treatment systems.
Read the full report HERE.