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Carnival Corporation Completes Fleetwide Rollout of Environmental Compliance Software

Carnival Corporation Completes Fleetwide Rollout of Environmental Compliance Software

Carnival Corporation has announced it has completed the fleetwide rollout of LR OneOcean’s EnviroManager+ software.

The environmental compliance software is the most thorough and data-rich LR OneOcean platform application to date, establishing a new benchmark for maritime travel and environmental planning. The technology is expected to optimize passage planning and provide voyage compliance with all pertinent environmental rules at the international, regional, national, and local levels.

Carnival Corporation and LR OneOcean jointly developed the EnviroManager+ system during an intensive five-year collaboration involving senior maritime officials, shipboard crew members, company and industry environmental experts, regulatory compliance leaders, and technology innovators.

With the goal of providing shipboard crews with improved, automated, and intuitive tools to support passage and environmental planning as well as to enable enhanced environmental requirement monitoring during voyages, the team collaborated to create the most comprehensive, data-intensive adaptation of the LR OneOcean platform to date.

Carnival Corporation’s nine cruise lines and 90-plus ships sail throughout the world, making more than 22,000 port calls each year to over 800 destinations, each with potentially different environmental regulations governing vessel operations.

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Strict regulations for air emissions, purified water release, and many other environmental aspects might differ significantly from day to day or even hour to hour, depending on the location of a ship and which equipment is on board. It’s critical that a ship’s crew has continuous, convenient access to detailed information about all environmental regulations at any particular area along a cruise ship’s itinerary.

The EnviroManager+ digital map visualizes over 500 environmentally regulated zones worldwide, overlaid with Carnival Corporation’s own environmental policies (image courtesy of LR OneOcean)

“Complying with environmental regulations is a top priority, and it is a real challenge for the cruise industry, as regulations and requirements constantly evolve and become more complex. As an industry leader proactively engaged in marine stewardship, we need to be confident that our operations meet all environmental requirements, including our own policies, which are often more restrictive.” John Haeflinger, Senior VP, Sustainability and Maritime Policy at Carnival Corporation, said in a press release.

EnviroManager+ uses an intuitive interface to visualize the exact borders of more than 500 regulated environmental zones worldwide. Stricter industry- and Carnival Corporation-specific environmental policies are overlaid on this data to give a comprehensive picture of the entire range of environmental laws and regulations, regardless of the governing body or jurisdiction.

A shore-to-ship data service within the LR OneOcean digital platform automatically distributes all policy and regulation updates to the fleet on a regular basis. It also automatically sends approved passage plans ashore for shoreside personnel.

By providing ships’ officers with user-friendly digital planning tools—like automatic route-generating capabilities to plan voyages and environmental operations—the application expedites and streamlines the planning process.

Carnival Corporation has installed LR OneOcean’s EnviroManager+ across its entire fleet (image courtesy of Carnival Corporation)

Additionally, the program automatically verifies that navigational routes and planned operations are accurate and permitted. This provides useful information that can be used to inform decisions, lower risk, and guarantee continual compliance on all voyages. Personnel on board and on shore have access to real-time regulatory data that can be tracked against the position, speed, and intended course of individual vessels.

“Given our longstanding engagement and collaboration on this project, LR OneOcean EnviroManager+ now gives us that confidence. I am convinced that the LR OneOcean product suite is the most comprehensive and complete maritime environmental regulatory database on the market today that is integrated with an automated passage plan solution for oceangoing vessels. I invite all other oceangoing ship operators committed to environmental compliance to consider giving it a try, because together we can build on the software’s capabilities for the greater good,” said Haeflinger.

LR OneOcean CEO Martin Penney commented that the company is “delighted to have partnered with Carnival Corporation in the successful adoption of EnviroManager+ across its fleet and support their journey to efficient environmental compliance management. Navigating the complex, rapidly changing regulatory landscape is a growing challenge in shipping. Operators, like Carnival Corporation, often cruise in areas of ecological significance and know how important staying environmentally compliant is to their guests. We applaud Carnival Corporation’s commitment to its ship- and shore-based team members, providing them with software to ensure environmental compliance in their passage planning and execution.”

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Carrie Ann Karstunen