December 6, 2021


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Costa Cruises Completes Italy’s First LNG Bunkering Operation

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GENOA, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Costa Cruises, the primary cruise line in Europe and a component of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), the world’s premier cruise organization, these days declared another milestone for Costa Smeralda, the line’s initial ship run by liquefied pure gas (LNG), with an LNG bunkering operation productively performed on Oct twenty five for the initial time in Italy. Carried out in the port of La Spezia and concluded at six:00 pm, the operation was supported by the Italian Coast Guard, Port Authority of Jap Ligurian Sea, neighborhood authorities and Shell, which is the LNG provider associate for Costa Team and its mother or father organization, Carnival Company.

The operation took place with the ship berthed at “Molo Garibaldi” pier, wherever the bunkering vessel Coral Methane was positioned along with (bow to bow) Costa Smeralda, below the supervision of the Italian Coast Guard and in coordination with all parties associated and the crews of Costa Smeralda and Coral Methane.

“As component of our deep dedication to sustainability, we are very pleased to have our LNG-run flagship Costa Smeralda mark this milestone for Italy and the port of La Spezia,” stated Franco Porcellacchia, vice president of sustainable innovation and infrastructure enhancement for Costa Team. “Carnival Company and Costa were the initial cruise operator to devote in sustainable innovation with LNG-run ship engineering and we continue to be committed to ensuring the greatest environmental benchmarks for a more sustainable upcoming of cruising.”

“With the LNG bunkering that took place in La Spezia, we also marked the 50th successful operation for a Costa Team ship,” stated Tom Strang, senior vice president of maritime affairs for Carnival Company. “This is another important milestone that we have attained by operating with each other with our associates, as we continue to reveal Carnival Corporation’s dedication to sustainability and establishing the most sophisticated gasoline systems available these days. We are at the forefront of advancing LNG as a gasoline source for the cruise sector and we are operating to establish an substantial, harmless and reliable LNG infrastructure for cruise ships around the world.”

“The target of our operating team was to put into action suitable guidelines and procedures to ensure the greatest protection benchmarks, starting off with navigation, environmental protection, hearth prevention and workplace protection,” stated Giovanni Stella, captain of La Spezia Coast Guard. “Every single prescription adopted was duly observed and we are specially glad that the operation had a regular evolution. Many thanks to this positive expertise, we consider that other maritime authorities can put into action the regulation we have described in order to enhance the LNG distribution infrastructure in Italian ports, as indicated by the Italian and European restrictions.”

“A pretty important milestone was attained for the initial time in our place, as soon as once again proper in the port of La Spezia,” stated Carla Roncallo, president of the Port Authority of Jap Ligurian Sea. “I would like to thank in unique the La Spezia Coast Guard and the Maritime Directorate of Liguria, who with each other with Costa Cruises built this operation probable, often maintaining protection at the initial place.”

Costa Smeralda is the initial LNG-run ship in the Costa Cruises fleet, and will be adopted by Costa Toscana, the sister LNG ship scheduled to be sent in late 2021. One more LNG ship, AIDAnova from AIDA Cruises, has been working within just the Costa Team fleet given that 2018 and she will be adopted by other two sister vessels by 2023.

As component of the over-all Carnival Company fleet, a 3rd LNG-run ship, P&O Cruises UK’s Iona, was just lately sent. LNG, the maritime industry’s most sophisticated gasoline engineering, substantially enhances over-all air emissions with the virtual elimination of sulfur dioxide emissions (zero emissions) and a ninety five% to a hundred% reduction in particulate subject. The use of LNG also substantially decreases emissions of nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide by eighty five% and twenty%, respectively.

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