Carnival Corporation Joins Research and Development Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

May 20, 2022

Carnival Corporation & plc, with its nine cruise brands, joined the global community Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a nonprofit, independent research and development center committed to expediting the transition toward a net-zero future for the global maritime industry.

The Mærsk Mc-Kinnei Møller Center for Zero Carbon Delivery aims to advance the maritime industry's transition to a low-carbon future through collaboration across the value chain, with a long-term ambition to achieve carbon-free transport by 2050. Together with its partners, the center facilitates the development and implementation of sustainable solutions, new technologies, and sustainable crossing paths while initiating the necessary policies and regulations to enable the transition.

This shared vision is in line with Carnival Corporation’s own decarbonization goals and the drive to achieve a net carbon-neutral ship business by 2050. The company is partnering with key organizations to help identify and scale new technologies that are not yet ready for the cruise industry.

"We look forward to working with a strong alliance of some of the best minds in science, engineering and business who share our long-term ambition for a successful and sustainable decarbonization of the global maritime industry," said Tom Strang, senior vice president of maritime affairs for Carnival Corporation. "At Carnival Corporation, our highest responsibility and top priority is always compliance, environmental protection, and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in the communities we visit and serve, and our shipboard and shoreside personnel."

Added Strang: "As part of our commitment to decarbonization and carbon footprint reduction efforts, we are continuing to innovate to effect change, and joining the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping is another important step as we continue our ongoing focus to establish a path to zero-emission cruising over time."

Through the partnership, Carnival Corporation will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry players and like-minded organizations across the energy and transportation sectors and will have access to learning, knowledge and research and development activities to identify sustainable decarbonisation pathways. The center's partners are over 40 companies, including global stakeholders from a variety of shipping-related industries, such as fuel suppliers, maritime classification societies, shipping companies, engineering and manufacturing companies, energy companies and more.

These efforts, along with a series of others underway, support and strengthen Carnival Corporation's commitment to sustainability, responsible operations and protecting the environment, as outlined in its comprehensive set of 2030 goals and aspirations for 2050.