Costa Cruises will use sustainable trucks to transport supplies in Europe

Using biofuel-powered trucks to transport supplies for the Costa Firenze ship from Italy to Kiel will reduce CO2 emissions by almost 90%

(Source: SGR Comunicaciones)

Costa Cruises has signed an agreement with LC3 Trasporti to start using trucks powered by bio-LNG to transport the supplies needed by their cruise ships.

The collaboration between the two Italian companies will officially begin on May 19, when the ship Costa Firenze calls for the first time in the port of Kiel, Germany, from where it will depart weekly until mid-September to offer seven-day cruises to the Norwegian fjords. .

The supply of goods the ship needs, such as food, drinks and technical equipment, will be transported from Costa Cruises warehouses in Genoa to Kiel using LC3 Transporti trucks powered by bio-LNG, the liquefied biomethane obtained from refining waste from the livestock industry.

Using this alternative fuel for road freight transport will reduce CO2 emissions by almost 90 percent and particulate matter emissions by almost 100 percent compared to a conventional Euro VI diesel vehicle.

"Sustainability is a key asset in Costa Cruises' business model. We have introduced important innovations in our industry, such as the first LNG-powered ships, and we remain committed to research and development of new technologies, with the ambition to achieve a Net-zero fleet by 2050. Our
This commitment also extends to all activities related to cruises, including the logistics necessary to supply our ships. The collaboration with LC3 Trasporti is a concrete step towards the goal of building a fairer and more responsible supply chain with respect to the environment, social and governance projects shared with suppliers. It is also an example of how the path of the energy transition can bring new opportunities, bringing together two Italian companies that share the same vision and innovative spirit", - highlighted Marco Diodà, Vice President of Purchasing and Supply Chain of Costa Cruises.

Michele Ambrogi, President of LC3 Trasporti, adds: "We are very proud to offer the guarantee of sustainable transport at the service of a leading company in the sector such as Costa Cruises. LC3's commitment to offer a pioneering and cutting-edge logistics service that aims to Minimizing environmental impact is a core value for
our company, and this agreement further strengthens our position as a market leader thanks to a prestigious partner with whom we share values ​​and ambitions."

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