AIDA Cruises Publishes Sustainability Report 2013

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AIDA Cruises Publishes Sustainability Report 2013

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Note: the following press release has been translated from German to English. Please excuse any grammatical errors.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 10:30am

March 12, 3013 /3BL Media/ - Growth obliged. The Rostock cruise line AIDA Cruises look back not only on a successful business year in 2012, but also performs consistently continuing its commitment to sustainability. To mark the first time 'the youngest fleet member Aida Stella in Hamburg presented the cruise company on March 12, 2013, Sustainability Report AIDA cares 2013. 

since 2007 documented AIDA Cruises his involvement in the annual sustainability report. This is based on the Global Reporting Index (GRI) and was first created this year in cooperation with the BAUM Consult GmbH. since May 2012 responsible Monika Griefahn, Greenpeace co-founder and former Minister of the Environment of Lower Saxony, as Director for the environment and society's commitment to sustainability of AIDA Cruises. Your balance: "In 2012 we were able to make significant progress in many areas. The fuel consumption of the AIDA fleet decreased compared to the previous year per sub-bed and day by a further 3.7 per cent. Our sulfur emissions, we have reduced by 17 per cent and with the new ballast water treatment system on Aida Stella we are already meeting sought by the IMO standards.We are also working hard on a holistic filter concept for our ships. " An AIDA ship consumed on average per person only 3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers of driving. This has been confirmed in late 2012 in an independent expert opinion of Germanischer Lloyd. Yet not only while driving can save fuel, "40 percent of their time spend AIDA ships in a harbor. If one keeps in mind, "said Griefahn," it is clear how necessary is to provide eco-friendly solutions to energy supply in ports to improve climate protection. "Already today, all ships of the AIDA fleet that have been put into service from 2007 onwards, prepared for the use of shore power. As an alternative to shore power AIDA Cruises 2012 has launched with the LNG Hybrid Barge a pioneering pilot project for environmentally friendly and flexible power through liquefied natural gas (LNG) at berth in the Port of Hamburg. too, with the next generation of ships is AIDA Cruises consistently his way as a pioneer in the use of modern, resource-saving technologies continued.The new vessels, which are put into service in 2015 and 2016, have so-called dual-fuel engines and can in the port, if available also fueled with LPG. As the world's first cruise ship the new AIDA ship generation is also with the so-called MALS technology ( Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System) be fitted. This system allows the ships glide future on a bubble Carpet. Thus, the frictional resistance is reduced, saving energy and drive fuel consumption reduced by seven percent. sustainability report with comprehensive information about the commitment to the environment and society of AIDA Cruises is aida cares published on