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