What use are Flags of Convenience?

  What are flags of convenience? ¬†Flags of Convenience are flags that are flown on ships to indicate the country in which they are registered, and so taxed!   Which countries supply flags of convenience? While countries worldwide register their own shipping, the term ‘flag of convenience’ indicates a flag that does not necessarily relate […]

Floating Abominations: Exposing the Cruise Ship Industry

Nicola Hill’s analysis of what’s happening in this industry: Every year, over 19 million people, 12 million from North America, ready their sea legs and set sail on a variety of cruise ships around the world. The global cruise ship industry earns upwards of $36 billion in revenue each year, a number that is set […]

Corporate social reporting in the cruise industry

Dr Xavier Font, Leeds Metropolitan University The cruise sector has been criticized in the past for poor environmental and labour practices and limited positive impacts on the destinations they visit. Some cruise brands have responded by developing systems to manage their impacts and report their practices, while a great majority have not felt the need […]

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