Many cruise lines have already seen a rise in fuel costs due to the significant amount of time that they operate within the 0.1 percent ECA zones. These costs will only increase further when the global 0.5 percent limit for sulfur in fuel comes into force in 2020. This, along with a dedication to corporate social responsibility, is driving change across the industry.
Uptake of emissions control technology is accelerating and many cruise lines are boasting achievements:
This week, Silverstream Technologies highlighted an order for its air lubrication system from Norwegian Cruise Line, saying it is in advanced discussion with other cruise lines as well.” Read More | Maritime Executive