TUI Cruises has published its first environmental impact report, including the company’s environmental objectives and strategy for the next five years. The report can be downloaded on the cruise line’s website.
TUI said it plans to issue such reports every two years, supplemented by annual progress reports.
In 2012, TUI reduced its fuel consumption by 3.7 percent per nautical mile, and expects a further reduction of 5.0 percent this year, at the same time reducing CO2 mission by 0.5 kg to 0.55 kg per passenger.
According to TUI, energy efficiencies are key to reducing fuel consumption, reducing CO2 and other polluting emissions, and contributing to climate protection.
The new Mein Schiff 3 will feature state-of-the-art energy management systems and is expected to consumer 30 percent less energy than other cruise ships of comparable size.
The cruise line is also focused on reducing waste and recycling. In 2012, the ships reduced the amount of (dry) waste per passenger day to 10.7 liters, a 27.8 percent reduction from the previous year. For 2013, the objective is to reduce the waste flow by another 2 liters.
From 2011 to 2012, TUI’s two ships reduced their total water consumption by 7.6 percent, reducing the consumption of both bunkered fresh water and water produced onboard, and reduced the consumption of water per passenger day by 24.3 percent,
All wastewater streams were treated and no untreated water was released.
In 2012, TUI used 54,463 tons of fuel, including 40,880 tons of heavy fuel oil, 9,732 tons of low sulfur fuel oil, and 3,851 tons of marine diesel oil. The fuel consumption per nautical mile was 0.367 tons.