Public health, the environment, technology innovation and safety were key topics at the Cruise Line International Association’s (CLIA) Technical & Regulatory Forum in London, UK on 9 May.
This year’s programme was extended to include a cocktail reception and a dinner at the Swan Restaurant at Shakespeare's Globe, which was organised in association with Scotland’s Port of Kirkwall.
“CLIA’s Technical & Regulatory Forum has once again brought together key cruise industry stakeholders,” said Tom Strang, senior vice president of Maritime Affairs at Carnival Corporation. “As cruising continues to grow faster than any other industry in the tourism sector, it is important for our cruise community to discuss these technical and regulatory topics which are fundamental to continued growth and success.”
In addition to discussing best practices to reduce the risk of norovirus outbreaks, delegates also explored compliance to international environmental regulations, as well as the solutions the industry is implementing to reduce its environmental footprint. Discussions focused on technologies for emissions reduction and onboard wastewater treatment.
Representatives also discussed a range of initiatives and solutions to improve the safety of passengers, from swimming pools and man overboard detection, to passenger safety at ports of call.