The collaboration gets underway May 19, when Costa Firenze will call for the first time at Kiel, from where the ship will depart weekly until mid-September offering seven-day cruises to the Norwegian fjords.
The supply of goods – food, beverages, and technical supplies among them – will be transported from Costa’s warehouses in Genoa to the German port.
Drastically reducing emissions
The trucks run on liquefied biomethane obtained by refining waste from the livestock industry. The use of this alternative fuel for the road transport of goods will cut CO2 emissions by almost 90%, and particulate emissions by almost 100% compared to a conventional Euro VI diesel vehicle.
‘Sustainability is a key asset in Costa Cruises' business model,’ stated Marco Diodà, VP procurement & supply chain, Costa Cruises. ‘We have introduced major innovations in our industry, such as the first LNG-powered ships, and we remain committed to research and development of further technologies, with the ambition of achieving a net-zero fleet by 2050.’
Building a greener supply chain
Diodà added, ‘Our commitment also extends to all cruise-related activities, including the logistics needed to supply our ships. The collaboration with LC3 Trasporti is a concrete step towards the goal of building a fairer and more responsible supply chain, through environmental, social and governance projects shared with suppliers.
‘It is also an example of how the path of energy transition can provide new opportunities in our country, as well, bringing together two Italian companies that share the same vision and innovative spirit.’
President of LC3 Trasporti, Michele Ambrogi, said, ‘LC3's commitment to provide a pioneering and cutting-edge logistics service that aims to minimize environmental impact is a core value for our company…’