In its latest sustainability report, AIDA cares, the company
documents further progress / reduction of CO2 emissions per person
on board by 4.35 percent in 2016
the first successful tests, AIDA Cruises begins gradually over the coming weeks
with the regular operations for supplying AIDAperla with low-emission liquefied
natural gas (LNG) while docked at the ports of Barcelona (Spain), Marseille (France)
and Civitavecchia (Italy). The company is also currently in discussion with
authorities in Palma de Mallorca (Spain).
average a cruise ship spends 40 percent of its operating time in while docked
in port. Thanks to the use of a dual-fuel engine, AIDAperla can produce the
power she requires while docked in port from liquefied natural gas. LNG is
supplied at ports by an LNG truck.
the use of liquefied natural gas to supply onboard power, the emission of nitrogen
oxides is reduced by up to 80 percent, carbon dioxide emissions are cut by a
further 20 percent. Particulate matter and sulfur oxides are almost entirely
eliminated – an important contribution to improving air quality in some of the
most important cruise ports of the Western Mediterranean.
cruise company already tested the practical application of this innovative
technology back in early 2016 with AIDAperla's twin ship, AIDAprima. On May 7,
2016, following her christening in Hamburg, the world's first LNG operation of
a cruise ship was effected. Shortly after that, operations were also possible
in the ports of Southampton (UK), Le Havre (France), Zeebrugge (Belgium) and
Rotterdam (Netherlands). The cruise ship ended her Northern Europe season in
mid-November 2017 after 18 months. In AIDAprima's current cruise region, around
the Canaries and Madeira, AIDA Cruises is working with local partners to
organize the ship's LNG supply in Funchal (Madeira, Portugal).
fall 2018 AIDA Cruises will be taking the next step: with the commissioning of
AIDAnova, the cruise company will be able to operate its new generation of
ships entirely with LNG – both in port and at sea. A second, twin ship will
reinforce the AIDA fleet from early 2021.
from reducing emissions, increasing efficiency is a key criterion for
environmentally-friendly ship operation. In the current edition of the
sustainability report, AIDA cares, the company documents further progress that was
achieved in 2016. For instance, thanks to a vast array of measures, it has been
possible to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per person on board by 4.35 percent
in year-on-year comparison. During the same period, water and energy consumption
per person on board were cut by approximately 3.2 percent and approximately 1.8
Cruises has published all the current information, data, facts and figures
relating to its environmental commitment in its latest sustainability report,
AIDA cares 2017, which is available at www.aida.de/aidacares.
Rostock, November 24, 2017