2 2 MARKETWATCH Cruise lines increase environmental investments Members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have pledged to achieve net carbon neutral cruising by 2050. CLIA’s 2022 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook details the pursuit of innovative solutions and technologies to bring about an impactful change to the cruise industry’s environmental footprint. According to the report, cruise operators are investing in recycling protocols, waste-to-energy initiatives, energy-efficient ship designs, supply chain sustainability programmes, reverse osmosis water filtration systems and alternative fuels in an attempt to reduce their carbon usage. Investments in LNG-powered vessels is a major example of how CLIA members are implementing cleaner cruising practices, producing 25 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions than diesel. Of the 16 upcoming ships that will join CLIA’s fleet this year, five will operate on LNG, beginning with AIDA Cruises’ new vessel, AIDAcosma, which was delivered to her homeport of Hamburg in Germany by 26 February 2022. She is the second AIDA vessel to run on LNG, with the first being sister ship AIDAnova. A new CLIA report predicts members will continue investing in LNG ships, shore power, advanced wastewater treatment systems and scrubbers to meet carbonneutral goals by 2050 SUSTAINABLE MARIT IME INTERIORS The Cruise & Ferry team is currently compiling a report to investigate the progress that the industry is making towards delivering more sustainable passenger ship interiors. With over 100 contributors across all interior disciplines, the report has received widespread industry support as this community seeks to accelerate the pace of environmental change. To contribute, please email email@example.com.