Carnival Signs with Bellona Foundation to Continue Improving Sustainable Cruise Tourism

By ,   June 20, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Carnival Corporation and Bellona Foundation signed an agreement of cooperation where both parties agree to work together in order to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.

This newly formed cooperation is based on the shared vision of the two parties of a more sustainable cruise industry in the future zero emission society.

The recently adopted IMO (International Maritime Organization) strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, along with an increasing focus on continuing to improve cruise industry’s environmental impact in local destinations and communities, will provide a major framework for cooperation. Setting a goal of zero emissions in port as well as during operations in pristine areas is due to help in forcing breakthrough approaches in technology to reach that goal.

Half Moon Cay Island (Bahamas) cruise port

Image: Half Moon Cay (Bahamas private island)

The overall purpose of the agreement is to promote and contribute to sustainable operations in shipping industry. The arrangement is focused on legislation, regulations and solutions favoring the use of environmentally friendly ships for the benefit of local destinations, travelers and environment.