Traveling is not environmentally friendly at all, crossing is no exception. On the contrary. A new report by Friends of the Earth shows that the shortcomings are large among the major cruise lines' environmental programs, reports TT.

In total, sixteen cruise lines have been evaluated based on four different environmental aspects: sewerage, air pollution, ability to comply with water quality regulations and transparency, that is, how willing they were to answer questions about their environmental work.

According to Friends of the Earth, all surveyed companies declined to respond to environmental issues. Here, everyone has been rejected (F). Worst total where Costa, Crystal, MSC Cruises and P & O Cruises.

The best in the survey was Disney Cruise Line, whose sewage system got an A. At the top was also found Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Holland America Line as everyone got C in overall grade.

According to international legislation, it is still possible to dump unclean wastewater from, for example, toilets, showers and laundry straight into the sea, far enough away from the coast. A ship that takes over 3 000 passengers releases on average close to 80 000 liters of wastewater per day. In total, it will be about 3,78 billion liters released in the garden during 2014.

That 40 percent of the 167 vessels rely on 35's old technology to handle their waste, the Friends of the Earth environmental organization, which conducted the survey, looks very serious.

Here in the north goes Viking Line in the lead for the environment in the cruise industry with its flagship M / S Viking Grace. Now Viking Line is the first in the world with new environmental technology that converts hot water to electricity.

The patented technology is called Climeon's Ocean Marine and helps to reduce the vessel's fuel consumption. Viking Grace, already powered by the sulfur-free fuel LNG, becomes the first ship in the world to get the system installed. In practice, the heat from the LNG-powered engines on the M / S Viking Grace is converted using Ocean to over 700 000 kWh free electricity annually. For Viking Line, it means saving 200 tonnes of fuel per year.

Earlier today released Tallink Silja The news that AS Tallink Group and Meyer Turku have signed intentions for building a new environmentally friendly car and passenger ship that will also be run with LNG. The ship will be built in Turku with delivery 2017 and will operate the Helsinki-Tallinn line.

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