Carnival Cruise Lines to equip one-third of its fleet with exhaust gas cleaning systems

Niels Tholen - 13 September 2013

Carnival Cruise Lines has announced the conversion of 32 of its North American ships to include exhaust gas cleaning systems in order to reduce air pollution. The ships involved call regularly at ports across North America and will include sulphur as well particulate matter filters and potentially use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce toxic emissions.

Carnival agreed to install the emission controls as part of an agreement with the EPA, Coast Guard and Transport Canada. The upgrades are expected to cost US$180 million, but, according to Roger Frizzell, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, once deployed will result in considerable fuel saving as the controls avoid having to use more costly fuel.

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