Shell Marine has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide marine lubricants to Carnival Corporation’s global fleet of 89 ships.
Carnival will also offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the marine lubricants it purchases from Shell, through Shell’s nature-based carbon credits.
Commenting, Joris van Brussel, General Manager, Shell Marine, said the company was working with its customers to help the shipping sector decarbonise in line with its ambition to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 ‘or sooner’.
‘Through our marine lubricants and integrated service offering which includes technical and digital services, we’re helping customers like Carnival optimise engine efficiency, thus reducing a ship’s environmental impact,’ he said.
‘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,’ added van Brussel.
Michael T. McNamara, Vice President Global Fuel Sourcing, Carnival, said that addressing climate change ‘is a top priority’, adding that the global cruise line operator is committed to delivering a ‘cleaner, more efficient and sustainable’ cruise experience.
‘Aligning the supply chain with our decarbonisation strategy was a key consideration and Shell’s carbon-neutral marine lubricants support our efforts to reduce our carbon emission by 40% by 2030,’ said McNamara. ‘We have made significant progress and welcome this initiative from Shell Marine on our decarbonisation journey.’