Aida Stella with Innovative Environmental Technology

Aida Stella with Innovative Environmental Technology

First ship of AIDA Cruises has the most modern plant for the treatment of ballast water

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

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 10:20am

February 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ - AIDA Cruises is with the commissioning of its tenth ship Aida Stella, consistently its ongoing commitment to the environment continues. 

The first ship of the AIDA fleet Aida Stella has a cutting-edge facility for the treatment of ballast water.Due to the treatment of the so-called ballast water prevents microorganisms can spread over their ancestral waters beyond. "This is another important contribution to the protection of sensitive ecosystems," says Monika Griefahn, Director of Environment and Society at AIDA Cruises. With the use of seawater to stabilize a ship plankton and other microorganisms are regularly added. This water is stored in so-called ballast water tanks and released into the sea again as needed. Thanks to the new ballast water treatment system prevents micro-organisms are trafficked into other ecosystems, can spread there and may displace native species. This is just one example of the commitment of AIDA Cruises in terms of environmental and climate protection. 2012 has launched other initiatives, the cruise company. "We drive already with 3-liter vessels and have been pioneering in the cruise industry. This was confirmed in an independent report in 2012 experts of Germanischer Lloyd. Our fleet is prepared for the use of shore power. In the summer of 2012, we have been together with Becker Marine Systems launched the development of a hybrid LNG barge for alternative energy supply of cruise ships at berth in port. We're not just talking about the latest green technology, but show how these can be used economically successful, "says Monika Griefahn. Since 1990, the company has reduced the fuel consumption of its fleet by 70 percent. AIDA Cruises operates one of the most modern and environmentally friendly fleets in the world. In addition to technological innovations to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, the company also recognizes the biodiversity protection a high priority.AIDA Cruises since 2007 documented its commitment to the annual Sustainability Report AIDA cares.This is based on the Global Reporting Index (GRI). On 12 March 2013, the Sustainability Report 2012 is published. Additional information and videos Aida Stella are on www.aida.de / aida stella available. Everything to know about the sustainability efforts of AIDA Cruises under www.aida.de / aida cares .Rostock, February 28, 2013

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