Costa Cruises has won an environmental award at a prestigious Italian shipping awards ceremony.
Costa scooped the Achievement in Environmental Protection Award at the Lloyd’s List Italian Shipping Awards.
The Italian cruise line has exceeded compliance with environmental procedures, which are already stringent. It has voluntarily implemented fleet-wide procedures to protect the environment which are stricter than current laws and regulations.
The results for the previous year are in the Company’s annual Sustainability Report published before the end of 2010. Highlights in the Report are:
– 9% reduction in fuel consumption and a drop in CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions
– Reduction in rubbish produced per day per person and 100% recycling of solid waste
– First vessels in Italy to be equipped with system to utilise shoreside electrical power and shut down generators during stopovers
Costa is also the official partner of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Italia for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea, a partnership it has sustained since 2005. It also participates in the pilot ‘Repcet’ project which is a system devised to reduce collisions between ships and whales.