Carnival Conquest to be the first vessel to cold iron at Port Miami

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Carnival Corporation announced that Carnival Conquest will be the first cruise ship to connect to landside electrical power at the port, facilitated through a partnership involving Miami-Dade County, major cruise lines, and Florida Power & Light Company. This initiative makes PortMiami the first major cruise port on the U.S. eastern seaboard with shore power capability at five cruise berths, expected to accommodate 21 cruise ships in the coming year. The company emphasized the importance of reducing emissions and achieving sustainability goals, noting that Carnival Corporation has exceeded its 2030 shore power targets ahead of schedule. Josh Weinstein, CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, highlighted the environmental benefits of shore power, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly when ships switch off their engines and draw power from the local electric grid while docked.

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