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ARTICLE - 18/04/2017

Seaview magazine: Tom Strang, Senior VP Maritime Affairs in Carnival Corporation and plc.

Solving the challenges of LNG together

Ships powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) are now one of the major focuses of our clean energy strategy at Carnival Corporation. LNG provides a reliable solution for meeting increasingly tough emissions targets, particularly involving particulate matter, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide in Emission Control Areas (ECAs).

The first two of Carnival Corporation’s seven new fully LNG-powered cruise ships are due to come into service in 2019, with Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises each taking delivery of a 5,200-passenger dual-fuel ship. We will continue to collaborate with stakeholders to ensure that by then, there will be adequate, cost-effective shore- or ship-based LNG bunkering facilities wherever required.

RINA’s experts investigate technical issues, identify inspection priorities, support us in our dealings with maritime authorities, and provide certification and many other services. Their knowledge of how partners in Europe work has been very helpful in creating a strategy consistent with EU environmental regulations. Most importantly, they understand our needs and are often our first port of call. We can solve problems better when we work together.

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