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Source: NABU – Naturschutzbund DeutschlandNABU cruise ranking of 2019 presented

The cruise market is booming, and pollutes the air and the climate increasingly. This is the result of NABU-cruise rankings in 2019. Only a small part of the fleet is cleaner, the Bulk of the industry still relies on heavy fuel oil and without the use of exhaust-gas technology.

Wide cruise ship of the industry giants, MSC photo: FNE/Lepitre off:

Immer mehr Menschen gönnen sich einen Urlaub auf dem Kreuzfahrtschiff. Die Branche boomt – und belastet auch das Klima zunehmend. Zwar wird ein kleiner Teil der Flotte zunehmend sauberer, die meisten Schiffe fahren aber weiterhin mit Schweröl und verzichten auf den Einsatz von Abgastechnik. Seit Kurzem nehmen auch immer mehr Kreuzfahrtschiffe mit Flüssiggasantrieb den Betrieb auf. Doch auch dieses Flüssiggas (LNG) ist weiterhin ein vollständig fossiler Brennstoff, der teilweise mit erheblichen Eingriffen in die Umwelt gewonnen wird. Hinzu kommt der sogenannte „Methanschlupf“, bei dem das hoch-potente Klimagas „Methan“ in die Atmosphäre entweicht. Entsprechend bietet der Gasantrieb zwar in puncto Luftschadstoffminderung unbestreitbare Vorteile gegenüber Marinediesel und Schweröl, nicht jedoch in Hinblick auf die Klimabilanz der Flotte.hier” title=”Kreuzfahrtranking 2019 (zum Vergrößern klicken) – eine vollständige Liste finden Sie hier”/>Cruise ranking 2019 (click to Enlarge) – a full list can be found here

As in the previous year, the assessment of air pollutant emissions continues with AIDA Nova. The Italian parent company of AIDA, Costa Crociere, was able to catch up with its new gas-powered newcomer “Costa Smeralda”. In third place are three ships belonging to the shipping company Hapag-Lloyd: the “Europa 2”, winner of the year 2013, as well as the two new expedition cruise ships “Hanseatic Nature” and “Hanseatic Inspiration”. The ships of the industry giants MSC and Royal Caribbean are far behind and have always been subscribed to the last places. The German supplier TUI Cruises is now ranked only in 13th place. This year, for the first time, NABU covered technologies for climate protection in the field of drives and energy supply, which are now shown in a separate category. Only two sailing ships, as well as those ships that have a shore power connection and feed their energy needs during the laytime in the port with electricity from renewable sources, cut here better than the others. Hurtigruten sets new standards with the hybrid ship “Roald Amundsen”, which allow an efficiency gain of the continuing diesel-electric drive and thus a CO2 reduction. Legislators must finally act Despite the great pressure to act under which the global community stands in the face of the climate crisis, the providers are flushing out the year for years, more giant ships on the market, all of which are powered by fossil fuels. The industry is absolutely outdated and irresponsible. Also, many ships today are traveling with a decades-old technical standard. A scandal, because the comprehensive reduction of air pollutants is technically possible today. It is high time that clean exhaust technology is installed on all ships and to make the legal requirement for entry into ports. In addition, the shore demand is overdue in all European ports. The topic drive also needs a turnaround. In order to achieve this, the legal provisions must be tightened. The tax exemption of marine fuels must be stopped urgently, the requirements for energy efficiency of ships should be raised. Only in this way can the development and widespread use of emission-free technologies in shipping be promoted.

Rankings of the last years


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