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Mardi Gras at Carnival will supply the first LNG fuel in Port Canaveral.

On Tuesday, Port Canaveral hosted the first fuel supply of a cruise ship using liquefied natural gas in North America.

“I think it’s very important as a milestone in the cruise industry,” said Chad Bellett, president of New Orleans-based Q-LNQ Transport LLC, which coordinated the refueling of Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras cruise ship.

Carnival Cruise Line Mardi Gras (left) is fueled by liquefied natural gas at Cruise Terminal 3 in Port Canaveral on Tuesday with a Q-LNG 4000 barge from Q-LNG Transport LLC. On the right, the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas arrives in Port Canaveral, making the COVID-19 vaccine available to the crew.

Mardi Gras will probably be based in Port Canaveral as it departs with passengers this summer as well, offering a seven-night cruise to the East and West Caribbean.

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This is the first LNG-powered carnival ship and the first LNG-powered cruise ship based in the Americas.

The Q-LNG 4000 was fueling Mardi Gras on the Carnival Cruise Line with liquefied natural gas in Port Canaveral on Tuesday. There was a new fireboat in the harbor and a boat in the Brevard County Sheriff's Office nearby. Mardi Gras is the first cruise ship in the Americas to use LNG.

The ship arrived in Port Canaveral on Friday after being built at the Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland and was temporarily staying in Barcelona, ​​Spain. This was the first time the ship had been refueled in the United States.

Mardi Gras at Carnival will supply the first LNG fuel in Port Canaveral.

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