Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

2 3 Having been completed in December 2021, Costa Toscana departed for her maiden voyage on 6 March 2022, helping Costa Cruises to become more sustainable with her LNG propulsion engines. Carnival Cruise Line will also welcome its second LNG ship in 2022. Designed as a sister ship to Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration is scheduled to set out on her maiden voyage on 6 November 2022 as part of the cruise line’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Mardi Gras was the first LNG-powered cruise ship to operate in the Americas and began service in January 2020. P&O Cruises is adding a second LNG-powered ship to its fleet with its new vessel, Arvia, scheduled to be completed in December 2022. MSC Cruises’ first LNG vessel, World Europa, will also be completed towards the end of the year and departs for her maiden voyage from Qatar, Doha, on 20 December 2022. Over the next five years, a growing number of CLIA members will debut LNG-powered vessels, with the total number expected to hit 26 vessels by 2027 (representing 16 per cent of global capacity). By this date, 231 vessels in CLIA members’ fleets will also be fitted with advanced waste water treatment systems, while 176 will have exhaust gas cleaning systems. CFR Sustainable transformation through shore power CLIA predicts that 174 cruise ships will be equipped with shore power connectivity by 2027, so ports worldwide have begun to invest in building the infrastructure to meet this demand. Karmsund Port Authority has signed a contract with PSW Power & Automation and Havnekraft, owned by Norwegian power company Haugland Kraft, to provide a high-voltage shore power system for cruise ships in Haugesund, Norway. The system will have capacity for up to 16 million volt-amperes according to IEC 80005-1 and will supply power to over 100 cruise ships per year. Portsmouth International Port aims to be the UK’s first zero-emission port by 2050. The port, which is extending its terminal to accommodate the expected increase of cruise passengers in 2022, has been awarded £11.25 million ($15.35 million) in funding from the UK’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to facilitate its ambitious shore power plans. Spain’s Tarragona Port Authority is also investing €5.5 million ($6.2 million) in a new solar-powered terminal facility, which will provide shore power to four cruise ships at a time. Photo: Karmsund Havn Photo: Port of Tarragona Carnival Celebration will join Carnival’s first LNG-powered ship, Mardi Gras, as part of the cruise line’s 50th anniversary celebrations