Carnival Corporation, world’s largest leisure travel company, had another strong showing at the seventh annual Port of Seattle Green Gateway Awards ceremony. All three Carnival Corporation brands that regularly visit the Port of Seattle received maritime awards for their innovative and successful efforts in the area of environmental stewardship.
These brands were recognized with a Green Gateway Partner Award during the Port of Seattle’s Cruise Annual All Agency Pre-Season Reception, which took place in April at Seattle’s World Trade Center. The commendations highlighted important environmental programs and initiatives from the brands including a fleetwide recycling program; Coastal Cleanup Day; World Oceans Day; shore power utilization to reduce carbon emissions while in port among others.
In addition to receiving a Green Gateway Partner Award, Carnival Cruise Line also won the Program Innovator Award for the second consecutive year. The brand earned this distinction for holding its first-ever shoreside Environmental/Sustainability Fair, a demonstration of commitment to environmental education and outreach to the staff and visitors of the Port of Seattle. Overall, Carnival Corporation’s brands have been honored in each of the seven years of the awards existence.
These initiatives are among a series of ongoing Carnival Corporation programs underscoring the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, as outlined in its 2020 Sustainability Goals.
As examples, Carnival Corporation has invested more than $400 million to install Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems on 60 of its ships in the past four years, significantly improving air emissions. The company leads the industry with the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel, with a total of seven new LNG-powered ships set to enter the fleet. The company and its brands also have partnerships with organizations involved in sustainability initiatives around the world – some of which include The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM), The Nature Conservancy, Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) and the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance.