22 July, 2015, 12:00 am
Cruise vessels are often incorrectly seen as very polluting, says Sibrand Hassing, Holland America Group (HAG) director fleet operation. “Producing high emissions and a lot of waste as a cruise company in the areas you take your passengers means you ruin your own market. Nowadays you have to operate sustainably and sustainability will earn itself back,” he said.
South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and NYSE-listed Accenture are collaborating to design a “connected smart ship” aimed at enabling shipowners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies.