P&O Cruises and Cunard reduce fuel consumption and emissions

P&O Cruises and Cunard reduce fuel consumption and emissions
Cunard has implemented various energy-saving measures onboard its three cruise ships

P&O Cruises and Cunard Line, two branches of Carnival UK, have made ‘major progress’ in reducing both fuel consumption and emissions during their respective cruises.

According to Carnival UK’s latest sustainability report, fuel consumption had decreased by 5% in 2014 after implementing various energy-saving measures onboard their respective ships. These measures, combined with a reduction in the number of seas miles travelled, enabled the two companies to cut total fuel consumption by 18%, compared to 2011.

The brands also reduced carbon dioxide emissions by almost 5%, helping parent company Carnival Corporation & plc to reach its target of reducing greenhouse gases by 20% since 2005 by 2014, a year ahead of schedule. The next target is 25% by 2020.

Both cruise lines also reduced food waste for the second consecutive year, taking the level to less than 75% of the 2012 total.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Wednesday, January 20, 2016