Carnival to offset marine lubricant CO2 emissions

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Carnival Corporation, which, as we reported yesterday, is working towards resuming operations over the course of 2021, has awarded Shell Marine a multi-year lubricants contract for its global fleet of 89 ships. The cruise giant will offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the lubricants purchased under the contract 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, Vice President Global Fuel Sourcing at Carnival. “Aligning the supply chain with our decarbonization strategy was a key consideration and Shell’s carbon-neutral marine lubricants support our efforts to reduce our carbon emission by 40% by 2030. We have made significant progress and welcome this initiative from Shell Marine on our decarbonization journey.”

“Shell Marine is working with our customers to help the shipping sector decarbonize,” said Joris van Brussel, general manager, Shell Marine. “This is in line with Shell’s ambition to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner, in step with society and our customers. Through our marine lubricants and integrated service offering which includes technical and digital services, we’re helping customers like Carnival optimize engine efficiency, thus reducing a ship’s environmental impact.”

“We are delighted that our integrated approach and carbon-neutral marine lubricants can help bring customers like Carnival a step closer to achieving their sustainability ambitions,” he added.

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