Cruising toward environmental efficiency

© Carnival Cruise Lines

© Carnival Cruise Lines

It is not surprising to hear that other ports, such as Southampton, are considering adopting cold-ironing systems, thus allowing docking ships to plug into onshore power in order to reduce emissions.

What is different this time though, is that Southampton officials also met with representatives from Carnival UK, discussing potential partnerships for this endeavor.  A Carnival spokesperson said, “As an environmentally aware company [we] would be willing to work with any port in developing projects which were both commercially viable and environmentally friendly.”

They are on the right track with cold-ironing; each ship using Cavotec’s AMP™ systems saves around one tonne of pollutants per day.

Read more about this potential collaboration here or here.