Carnival Corporation (world's largest cruise shipowner) announced it had joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, which is an alliance of organizations across the energy, infrastructure, finance, and maritime sectors committed to accelerating the decarbonization of international shipping industry. With 9 global cruise line brands, Carnival Corporation is the first cruise company joining the global alliance.
The goal of the coalition aligns with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050 as compared to 2008 emissions.
In order to meet the target, the coalition aspires to have technically feasible, commercially viable ZEVs (zero-emission deep-sea vessels) entering the global shipping fleet as early as 2030. The ambition of the alliance also features scalable infrastructure for zero-carbon energy sources, such as production, distribution, storage, bunkering.
Supported by key governments and intergovernmental organizations, the coalition represents a leading group of more than 80 companies, including global stakeholders from various shipping-related industries including engine manufacturers, shipping companies, fuel suppliers, marine classification societies, major ports, and more.