Sustainable Cruising Requires a Sustainable Galley

The cruise industry has come leaps and bounds in terms of sustainability. The Cruise Lines International Association recently announced its commitment to reduce the rate of carbon emissions, Hurtigruten is taking on the use of LNG fuel, and numerous cruise lines are confirming they will be dropping all single-use plastic items. But how can sustainability initiatives be implemented in the galley? Read more “Sustainable Cruising Requires a Sustainable Galley”


Interview: Counting Down to Ballast Water Compliance

This September, IMO ballast water management rules will begin to take effect for existing ships, and the countdown to compliance has begun. For an inside view into the state of the market, MarEx spoke with Bio-UV's CEO, Benoit Gillmann, and Bio-Sea business director Xavier Deval. Bio-Sea is one of the few U.S. Coast Guard-approved, UV-based ballast water treatment systems. Read more “Interview: Counting Down to Ballast Water Compliance”


Iran Launches Large-Scale Naval Drill Near Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian Navy is conducting an unusually large-scale drill in the Persian Gulf this weekend, with activity centered on the Strait of Hormuz. Similar exercises have occurred before, but these are the first to feature sub-launched cruise missiles, and they come against a backdrop of new Iranian threats to shut down the waterway. Read more “Iran Launches Large-Scale Naval Drill Near Strait of Hormuz”