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06 August 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:17 GMT+2

October 26, 2020

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La Spezia the first supply of LNG on a ship to be cruise never carried out in Italy

It was the 50th bunkering operation carried out for a unit of the Costa fleet

Yesterday in the port of La Spezia it was completed with happened the first supply of liquefied natural gas on a cruise ship never carried out in Italy. Costa Cruises has made known that the operation on its own ship Costa Smeralda is been possible thanks to the support of the Coast Guard, of the Port System Authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea, shell, lng's supplier partner of the Costa group and its parent company Carnival Corporation, and a working group composed of the Municipality of La Spezia, provincial command of the Arpal Liguria, Asl Liguria, Customs and Customs Agency Monopolies, National Association of Port Chemists, Services nautical technicians of the port of La Spezia, Snam Panigaglia and trade associations.

"The supply of LNG carried out yesterday in La Spezia - tom strang, senior vice president of maritime affairs at Carnival - it was the 50th bunkering operation successful turn for a ship of the Costa group. It is a significant goal, achieved together with our partners, which demonstrates Carnival's commitment to sustainability and the use of the most advanced propulsion technologies today Available. The Carnival group - he pointed out - is at the forefront of the development of LNG as a fuel source for the cruise industry, and is working to build a broad, secure and reliable infrastructure around the world."

"A very important goal - commented Carla Roncallo, President of the Port System Authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea - was first reached in our country and we are proud that this, once again, happened right in the port of Spezia. I would like to thank in particular the Captaincy of La Spezia and the Maritime Directorate of Liguria, which together with Costa Crociere made this operation possible, always keeping the whole issue of security at the centre."

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