Carnival Corporation announces new energy saving upgrades

Carnival Corporation announces new energy saving upgrades

The Service Power programme will be rolled out across all of their nine brands and will deliver up to 10 per cent fuel savings

Carnival Corporation has announced new technology upgrades across its fleet to reduce fuel consumption and improve sustainability.

The Service Power upgrade programme will deliver an average of between five and 10 per cent fuel savings per ship and is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 500,000 metric tonnes each year.

The upgrades are the latest part of the company’s ongoing energy efficiency programme, which has seen an investment of more than £350 million since 2016, and will take place across the company’s nine brands: Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.

Bill Burke, chief maritime officer for Carnival Corporation, said: “The Service Power programme closely aligns with our long-term sustainability and decarbonisation goals and our highest responsibility and top priority, which is compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in the communities we visit and our shipboard and shoreside personnel.

“Based on our improved fleet composition, including adding six industry-leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ships, and our previous investments to increase efficiency and reduce emissions, our absolute carbon emissions peaked in 2011 despite significant capacity growth over the past decade.

“These tailored service power packages further build on those efforts as part of our comprehensive approach to sustainability.”

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