Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

2 4 MARKETWATCH Tillberg Design of Sweden prioritises sustainability Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDoS) has decided to make sustainable practices, choices and materials into its business standard, rather than as an additional benefit. To achieve this, clients will automatically receive general average suggestions and a material report showing the percentage of sustainable materials used in their work. Already firmly committed to several of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, TDoS is producing an annual report to analyse its environmental footprint, as well as employee well-being, with the target to improve every year. By actively applying and sharing knowledge and expertise on sustainability with partners, clients, media, and others, TDoS hopes to contribute in making sustainability the standard in design, rather than an added benefit. Logo: United Nations The gold stamp of green approval Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ new cruise facility in Miami, Florida, USA, has become the first terminal in the world to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. LEED is a widely used green-building rating system that recognises sustainable achievement. The new 188,000-square-foot terminal, which accommodates up to 5,000 cruise guests, opened in August 2021 and is designed to operate with high energy performance. The terminal is equipped with facilities for protecting manatees and reducing pollution discharges, as well as shore power capabilities that will be available by autumn 2023. Viewpoint: Tina Kjeldgaard How Danish Decoration is helping clients to achieve their sustainability goals Now that sustainability is a key aim for every passenger ship operator, marine interior outfitter Danish Decoration has noticed more clients wanting to go green than ever before. Many operators aim to reduce both waste and their environmental impact across the supply chain, so it is essential for Danish Decoration to source suppliers with more sustainable materials for use during their cruise ship and passenger ferry refurbishment projects. However, this can be challenging because all onboard materials need to be approved for marine use. Danish Decoration collaborates and communicates with clients and suppliers to ensure it can overcome these issues and meet sustainability goals in a cost-effective, timely and realistic manner. For example, we have invested time to find new suppliers that are focused on operating sustainably. We ask them to outline all of their sustainability policies and procedures to ensure that they are as committed to recycling and reusing materials as our clients. No customer has the same sustainability goal. Consequently, it is essential for Danish Decoration to pay great attention to detail and remain flexible to ensure we can meet the specific demands of each client. Tina Kjeldgaard is the project manager for Danish Decoration Danish Decoration completed the conversion of an old card room into a new escape room on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas in 2019