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Carnival Corp. turns to LNG

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Carnival Corp. & plc recently announced its sustainability goals for 2020. In particular, Carnival Corp. will seek to reduce its CO2 emissions by 25% from its baseline in 2005.

Speaking on the matter, Arnold Donald, the CEO of Carnival Corp., stated: "Across our 10 brands, we host millions of guests a year and visit 725 ports of call around the world, and the health and vitality of the oceans, seas and communities through which we travel is absolutely essential to our business […] That makes protecting the environment one of our most critical areas of focus as a corporation, and it is why it is important for us to publicly communicate our sustainability goals."

One way that Carnival Corp. looks to be reducing its impact on the environment is by using LNG as a fuel. In July 2015, Carnival Corp. announced that it was contracting four new-generation cruise ships which will all be LNG-fuelled – two for its German brand (AIDA Cruises) and two for its Italian brand (Costa Cruises). When AIDAprima is completed in 2016, it will be the first ever cruise ship to feature an LNG-fuelled dual-fuel engine, as well as a filter system to reduce exhaust emissions.


Edited from various sources by David Rowlands

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