In line with its vision for an emission-neutral cruising, AIDA Cruises, the German brand of Carnival Corporation, is planning the first practical trial of fuel cells aboard an AIDA ship by 2021, the company said in its sustainability report released Monday.
The world’s first LNG-fueled cruise ship, AIDAnova, arrived in the Port of Barcelona last week. Germany-based AIDA Cruises and numerous representatives from politics, port-related businesses and tourism celebrated Friday the ship arrival.
Major cruise firm Carnival Corporation officially opened its second cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona with an inauguration ceremony attended by government, business and community representatives. The Helix terminal will accommodate Carnival’s new class of next-generation “green” cruise ships to be fully operated by LNG.
AIDA Cruises, part of Carnival Corporation, announced that it will gradually start regular operations to supply ‘AIDAperla’ with LNG, during the ship’s stay in the ports of Barcelona, Marseille and Civitavecchia.
Carnival Cruise Line signed of an agreement with Shell, to become the supplier of marine LNG for its two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2020 and 2022 and to be homeported in North America.
AIDAperla reached the port of Barcelona via the western Mediterranean, on June 7, as part of its “Welcome Cruises”, to support Barcelona’s environmental efforts. Before summer, the ship is going to be supplied with low-emission liquefied natural gas, while she is docked in the port, to reduce its emissions.
Carnival Corporation has signed a framework agreement with Shell Western LNG B.V. to power AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises brands with fuel for two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2019 with itineraries visiting popular northwest European and Mediterranean ports.
Carnival Corporation, DNV GL, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, TOTE Inc. and Wärtsilä have announced a new cross-industry initiative called SEA\LNG, to accelerate the use of LNG as a marine fuel.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Carnival PLC $15,000 after one of its P&O Cruises ships, the Pacific Jewel, breached new low sulfur fuel regulations in Sydney Harbour.
The port of Hamburg celebrated a premiere relating to LNG supply on May 14. AIDAprima and AIDAsol were the first two AIDA ships that simultaneously supplied with and powered with energy produced from LNG while berthed in the port of Hamburg.
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