Shell Marine has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide marine lubricants to cruise line operator Carnival Corp’s global fleet of 89 ships
Carnival will also offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the marine lubricants it purchases from Shell through Shell’s nature-based carbon credits.
Carnival Corp vice-president, global fuel sourcing Michael T Mcnamara said “Addressing climate change is a top priority for us and we are committed to delivering a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable cruise experience. 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. We have made significant progress and welcome this initiative from Shell Marine on our decarbonisation journey.”
Shell Marine general manager Joris van Brussel said the agreement aligns with Shell’s ambition to become “a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner,” adding “Through our marine lubricants and integrated service offering which includes technical and digital services, we’re helping customers like Carnival optimise 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 said.
The news comes shortly after Wärtsilä reported that Shell will serve as a test oil partner for Wärtsilä engines during factory testing.
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