AIDAnova Makes Maiden Call in Canary Islands as World’s First LNG-Powered Cruise Ship

Carnival Corporation has marked the start of its operation of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Cruise Terminal in the Canary Islands with the maiden call of AIDAnova, the world's first fully LNG-powered cruise ship. Carnival Corporation recently announced an agreement with the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to be the first concession-holder to operate the Canary … [Read more...]

Passenger Vessels Are Cleaning Up Using LNG

By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) -- The sleek cruise-ferry idling at the harbor in western Norway while picking up passengers spews none of the dirty black smoke typical of ships at busy ports elsewhere. With a capacity of 1,500 passengers and 600 cars, the MS Bergensfjord is one of the growing number of vessels running on liquefied natural gas, which emits a fraction of … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä to Equip First LNG Bunkering Barge in United States

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide the liquified natural gas systems for a new ocean-going LNG bunkering barge for the U.S. cruise ship market. The articulated tug and barge (ATB) will be used to supply the LNG fuel to gas-powered cruise ships that are headed the east coast of Florida.  The 4,000 m3 capacity ATB is being built at the … [Read more...]