Cruise liner major Carnival Corporation claims to be ahead of schedule on reducing its carbon intensity and on track to meet its additional sustainability goals during the next three years across its 10 cruise brands.
Based on the company’s 2016 sustainability report, Carnival has already achieved a 24.9% reduction in CO2 equivalent relative to the 2005 baseline.
Within its carbon footprint reduction efforts, Carnival has taken delivery of its first cruise ship, also the first in the world, to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) from pier side trucks while in port.
The cruise liner has ordered three additional ships bringing the total to seven LNG fueled next-generation cruise ships to be delivered. Shell has been hired to supply LNG to the new ships.
Furthermore, Carnival said that 59 percent of its fleet was equipped with Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems by the end of 2016.
In addition, 40 percent of the fleet was equipped with cold ironing capabilities by the end of 2016, which allows ships to use an alternative power source while in port.
“We take our commitment to sustainability and the environment very seriously and take proactive measures to ensure that sustainability is ingrained in the core of our business practices,” said Bill Burke, Chief Maritime Officer for Carnival Corporation.