Rostock to Supply First AIDA Ships with Shore Power in 2020

(from left) Rostock's Lord Mayor Roland Methling, AIDA President Felix Eichhorn, Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig and Rostock's port chief Jens Aurel Scharner signed an agreement to promote environmentally friendly cruise tourism in Rostock.Image Courtesy: AIDA Cruises

German cruise line AIDA Cruises has signed a Declaration of Intend with the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock and Rostock Port to jointly promote environmentally friendly and sustainable cruise shipping in Rostock.

The aim of the agreement is, analogous to Hamburg and Kiel, to build a shore power plant for cruise ships in the port of Rostock.

Already in 2020, the first ships of AIDA Cruises should be supplied with shore power while docking in Rostock-Warnemünde.

Therefore AIDA Cruises will fully equip its ships that regularly call Rostock-Warnemünde with a shore power connection.

“We are signing a joint declaration so that in future cruise ships can be supplied with shoreside power at the Port of Rostock. I am convinced that this is a good step and it is an important contribution towards making cruise tourism more sustainable,” Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, said.

“With our Green Cruising strategy, we are investing billions of euros in a future-proof cruise market – both in the area of sustainable propulsion technologies like the use of LNG or shoreside power, as well as in environmental management on board,” Felix Eichhorn, AIDA President, added.

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