The contract will see Carnival offset carbon dioxide emissions from the marine lubricants it purchases through Shell's nature-based carbon credits. ‘Addressing climate change is a top priority for us and we are committed to delivering a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable cruise experience,’ said Michael Mcnamara, VP global fuel sourcing, Carnival.
‘Aligning the supply chain with our decarbonisation strategy was a key consideration and Shell’s carbon-neutral marine lubricants support our efforts to reduce our carbon emission by 40% by 2030.’
Joris van Brussel, general manager, Shell Marine, added that by improving engine efficiency, the lubricants will reduce ships' environmental impact. ‘Through our marine lubricants and integrated service offering...we’re helping customers like Carnival optimise engine efficiency, thus reducing a ship’s environmental impact.
‘Our integrated approach and carbon-neutral marine lubricants can help bring customers like Carnival a step closer to achieving their sustainability ambitions.’
Carnival and Shell cooperation
In 2016, Shell Western LNG BV signed an agreement with Carnival Corp. & plc to supply liquefied natural gas to fuel the world's first LNG-powered cruise ships for AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises. The foremost occasion where LNG in dual-fuel engines was to be used in the cruise industry to power ships both in port and at sea, it marked an industry first.