Though the cruise industry at large has been criticised for its environmental impact, Carnival Corporation is at the forefront of a range of sustainability initiatives
In the recent past, the cruise industry has received criticism regarding its environmental impact. Criticisms range from how it manages passenger waste to the amount of fumes produced by the massive engines needed to drive ships. However, though it does have its shortcomings, the industry has made tremendous strides in improving both its environmental and social sustainability impacts in recent years.
Second season with low-emission power supply from LNG hybrid barge
October 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Docking for the 24th time in Hamburg, AIDAsol ended this year’s cruise season in the Hanseatic City on October 19, 2016. At 8:00 a.m. the cruise ship docked for the last time in 2016 at the HafenCity West cruise terminal.
August 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The port of Hamburg celebrated a premiere relating to LNG supply in May. On Saturday, May 14, AIDAprima and AIDAsol became the first two AIDA ships to be simultaneously supplied with and/or powered with energy produced from LNG (liquefied natural gas) while berthed in the port of Hamburg. AIDAprima´s Dual Fuel Motors are supplied directly from an LNG truck at the cruise terminal in Steinwerder. AIDAsol is supplied in the HafenCity via the LNG hybrid barge, “Hummel”, with power that comes from low-emission LNG.
LONDON, July 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc, DNV·GL, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, Tote, Inc. and Wartsila have announced a new cross-industry initiative called SEA\LNG, to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.
Rostock, May 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The port of Hamburg will be celebrating a premiere relating to LNG supply this Saturday. On May 14, AIDAprima and AIDAsol will be the first two AIDA ships to be simultaneously supplied with and/or powered with energy produced from LNG (liquefied natural gas) while berthed in the port of Hamburg. AIDAprima´s Dual Fuel Motors will be supplied directly from an LNG truck at the cruise terminal in Steinwerder. AIDAsol will be supplied in the HafenCity via the LNG hybrid barge, “Hummel”, with power that comes from low-emission LNG.
LNG operation in the ports of AIDAprima's Metropolitan routes in preparation
April 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - AIDAprima, the new flagship from Germany's leading cruise line, AIDA Cruises, is setting standards with regards to environmental and climate protection. No other ship has more modern eco-technology on board. AIDAprima is the world's first cruise ship to feature a dual-fuel engine and can be operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) during the time spent docked at port. It also features two shore-side power supplies and is the world's first passenger ship with an onboard three-step system for exhaust aftertreatment.
ATLANTA, February 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it has expanded its agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) to use up to 500,000 gallon equivalents of renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) annually in Texas. UPS stations in Houston and Mesquite will dispense the RLNG to a fleet of about 140 UPS tractors.
A $15,000 donation from TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink and Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) projects will allow Hope Air to arrange 45 flights for residents in need of medical treatment.
It’s easy to see why Chrissy and Travis Hollman chose to raise their family in Terrace, B.C., with its small-town feel and opportunities for growth through liquid natural gas (LNG) related projects. Four weeks after welcoming their son, Soren, he was airlifted to the children’s hospital in Vancouver where he was diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect, causing his heart to overwork and pump fluid into his lungs.