The cruise industry supports the long-term objectives of the EU Green Deal and is committed to pursuing net carbon neutral cruising in Europe by 2050. By driving innovation through shipbuilding in Europe, the cruise industry can help to enable European green growth, as set out in the Green Deal and EU recovery plans.

Reporting on commitments and progress

On 8 November, we published our 2021 Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Inventory (ETP) and associated Environmental Report produced by Oxford Economics (OE). The annual report demonstrates the industry’s commitment to responsible tourism practices and our continued progress on the development and implementation of green maritime technologies.

Our vision is net carbon neutral cruising by 2050 and CLIA and our ocean-going members are investing in new technologies and cleaner fuels now to realise this ambition.

Find out more and read our 2021 Environmental Technologies Report

Fit for 55: WATCH Euractiv debate on green innovation in maritime

21 September 2021: A CLIA and EURACTIV debate on the need for innovation to achieve the EU and industry’s decarbonisation ambitions. Speakers included:

Roxana Lesovici, Cabinet Expert/Communications Adviser, Member of Adina Vălean’s Cabinet, European Commission (keynote speech)
Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director for Energy-intensive industries and mobility, DG GROW, European Commission 
Dr Michele Acciaro, Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics, Kühne Logistics University (KLU).
Christophe Tytgat, Secretary General, Sea Europe 
Ukko Metsola, Director General, CLIA Europe

CLIA’s initial response to Fit for 55

A balanced and proportional regulatory framework for all economic sectors can pave the way to achieve the EU goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.  Special attention should be given to assessing potential impacts on remote European coastal regions and islands that depend heavily on passenger shipping. CLIA is committed to contributing to the policy discussion, partnering with all actors to accelerate the development of alternative marine fuels that will be necessary for achieving the EU’s and CLIA’s decarbonisation ambitions.

Read CLIA’s full statement on Fit for 55

A future focused industry: partnering with the supply chain to innovate

Case study: Merits of a flexible fuel strategy

Maikel Arts, General Manager, Market Innovation from marine technology manufacturer, Wärtsilä, explains how a flexible fuel strategy can help to create pathways to decarbonisation.

Case study: Port of Roenne as a green energy hub

The port of Roenne is at the heart of ambitious plans to create a green bunker hub in the Baltic where ships will be able to refuel with sustainable fuels

“Fit for 55”: virtual debate

CLIA supported a virtual debate organised by Euractiv on 21 September to discuss the EU Fit for 55 proposals and the importance of green maritime innovation.