Shell Marine awarded lubricants contract with Carnival Corporation

Shell Marine has been awarded a contract to provide marine lubricants to cruise line operator Carnival Corporation. Carnival will also offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the marine lubricants it purchases from Shell, through Shell’s nature-based carbon credits.

Joris van Brussel, General Manager Shell Marine said: “Shell Marine is working with our customers to help the shipping sector decarbonize. 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 are 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.”

Commenting on the same, Vice-President Global Fuel Sourcing Carnival Corporation 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 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.”

Carnival Corporation & plc entails nine cruise line brands, namely: Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard. This brings together a total of 87 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world while hosting nearly 13 million guests annually.