Civitavecchia AdSP supports green ships
A rebate will be allowed on waste disposal service: the AIDANova, new LNG propelled unit of the German cruise line, is among the first ships getting it
Civitavecchia ADSP determined to reward shipowners adopting the most innovative emission technologies, starting with AIDA, German cruise company controlled by Costa Crociere (therefore Carnival group's subsidiary).
The AIDANova, first LNG propelled unit of the German brand, has recently called at Civitavecchia before heading for La Spezia (ready to welcome her after local Harbour Master office issued, on April 15th, a special authorization for LNG propelled units).
The newbuilding, delivered by Finnish Meyer Turku shipyard last December, will be allowed a special benefit in compliance with an order issued by the President of local Port Authority, Francesco Maria di Majo, totally financed by AdSP.
“Civitavecchia port intended to reward shipowners which bet on highly advanced emissions-related technologies granting special subsidies to cut ships' waste disposal costs”.
LNG is listed among major eco-friendly technologies, therefore such benefit will be granted Carnival's new cruiseships AidaNova calling the port weekly”, said di Majo, adding that LNG technology is an excellent opportunity to make our coasts and the whole Mare Nostrum increasingly cleaner.
Civitavecchia is one of the first ports in Italy having adopted such procedure, before the upcoming
European Port Reception Facilities regulation on “green charging” regarding ships' waste disposal, due to cut dust emissions by 99% and C02 by 25%, will be enforced.
In essence, LNG propelled ships will be allowed a discount on the flat rate charged for waste disposal on board, so as to convey waste, also plastic, disposal to Civitavecchia, pursuant to the aforementioned EU regulation.
After Civitavecchia and La Spezia, the AIDANova headed for Marseilles and Barcelona, where Costa cruiseship was welcomed by local authorities and attended unprecedented bunkering operations that will then regularly occur in the Spanish according to a bunkering agreement sealed by Carnival with Shell.