News Release


The use of biofuel-powered trucks to transport supplies for the Costa Firenze ship from Italy to Kiel will cut CO2 emissions by nearly 90%.

Genoa, May 17, 2023 - Costa Cruises has signed an agreement with LC3 Trasporti to start using bio-LNG-powered trucks to transport supplies needed by its cruise ships.

The collaboration between the two Italian companies will officially begin on May 19, when the Costa Firenze ship will call for the first time in the port of Kiel, Germany, from where she will depart weekly until mid-September to offer seven-day cruises to the Norwegian fjords.

The supply of goods needed by the ship, such as some types of food, beverages, and technical supplies, will be transported from Costa Cruises’ warehouses in Genoa to Kiel using LC3 Transport trucks powered by bio-LNG, the liquefied biomethane obtained by refining waste from the livestock industry.

The use of this alternative fuel for the road transport of goods will cut CO2 emissions by almost 90 percent, and particulate emissions by almost 100 percent as compared to a conventional Euro VI diesel vehicle.

"Sustainability is a key asset in Costa Cruises' business model. We have introduced major innovations in our industry, such as the first LNG-powered ships, and we remain committed to research and development of further technologies, with the ambition of achieving a net-zero fleet by 2050. Our commitment also extends to all cruise-related activities, including the logistics needed to supply our ships. The collaboration with LC3 Trasporti is a concrete step towards the goal of building a fairer and more responsible supply chain, through environmental, social and governance projects shared with suppliers. It is also an example of how the path of energy transition can provide new opportunities in our country as well, bringing together two Italian companies that share the same vision and innovation spirit." - said Marco Diodà, Vice President Procurement & Supply Chain at Costa Cruises.

Michele Ambrogi, President of LC3 Trasporti, adds, "We are really proud to offer the guarantee of sustainable transportation to serve an industry leading company like Costa Cruises. LC3's commitment to provide a pioneering and cutting-edge logistics service that aims to minimize environmental impact is a core value for our company, and this agreement further strengthens our position as a market leader thanks to a prestigious partner with whom we share values and ambitions."

For further information:


Costa Cruises Press Office
tel. +39 010 5483523 / 010 5483068 -  
Gabriele Baroni - Communication Director – mob. +39 349 7668013 - 
Davide Barbano – Media Relations Manager – mob. +39 334 6525216 -

LC3 Trasporti Press Office
Fabio Perrotta - Communication Manager – mob. +39 380 2577052 -