cruise ships

HFO use by cruise ships in IMO Polar Code Arctic

The International Council on Clean Transportation issued five briefing papers, prepared by PhD Bryan Comer, summarizing HFO use in the IMO Polar Code Arctic, for 2015. Analyzing data for the cruise sector, the paper reveals 40 of 62 cruise ships operated on HFO in the region in 2015, with most HFO-fueled cruise ships flying the Bahamas flag. 

AIDA Cruises starts LNG supply in Mediterranean ports

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. 

ABB to deliver fuel cell system to Royal Caribbean

ABB announced that it is going to deliver the first fuel cell system to Royal Caribbean. The system will be used on board a Royal Caribbean International vessel and will be the first fuel cell system to provide an energy source for a cruise ship.

Industry discusses LNG as key to cruise sector growth

LNG is an option for cruise terminals to achieve sustainable growth, said delegates at the Greenport Cruise Congress 2017 held at the Port of Amsterdam. In a bid to support its growth and emissions reduction targets, the port is exploring LNG bunkering, as the cruise industry adopts the fuel more readily. 

Port of Ferol heading towards LNG

The Spanish Port of Ferrol announced its plans to develop LNG facilities in collaboration with gas company Reganosa in order to get ready to accommodate cruise liners that have opted for LNG as fuel. The Port Authority has already informed that on November 9th, 2017 one of the most ecological cruises in the world, the Aida Prima, will call at the Spanish port.

First cruise ship to be supplied with LNG in Mediterranean

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.


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