Carnival MaritimeCompany Profile

About us

Carnival Maritime is the Marine Service Unit of the Costa Group. It was founded in 2015 to foster communication processes between ship and shore as well as further strengthening collaboration and cross sectional coordination between Carnival Maritime and the brands. In Hamburg, Carnival Maritime brings together the Marine, Technical and HESS expertise of the entire Costa Group including Human Resources Deck & Engine and Technical Procurement.

The Unit provides digital support to the 27 vessels of Costa Crociere, AIDA Cruises and Costa Asia, enabling real time support in risk and crisis management as well as optimized route planning. In founding this Service Unit to enhance safety, the Costa Group is a pioneer in the cruise industry. Additionally, Carnival Maritime assists ship building, maintenance and refurbishment, takes care of trainings, route planning, technical procurement, medical services, support of the nautical and technical staff on board and auditing of the vessels with regard to safety, danger prevention and staff. Through service and innovation Carnival Maritime enables the brands of the Costa Group to meet the current and future needs of the cruise industry.

The integrated Fleet Operation Center is monitoring and supporting 38 ships of the Carnival Corporation (AIDA Cruises, Costa Asia, Costa Crociere, Cunard Line, P&O Cruises).

Carnival Maritime employs 180 specialists from 20 different nations. The corporate division is owned by Costa Crociere S.p.A. and is located in Hamburg, Germany.

Lars Ljoen  - Executive Vice President

Lars Ljoen - Executive Vice President

Carnival Maritime is led by Lars Ljoen. The native Norwegian began his career on supply vessels and shuttle tankers in the North Sea Offshore industry. Then he has worked eight years for Royal Caribbean first on the cruise vessels and later ashore at the Head Quarter in Miami as head of nautical and port operations, including fleet-wide navigation issues, maritime training and deck operation. In 2005 Lars joined NYK Ports (Ceres Marine Terminals) in Miami/New York where he was heading up the development of business strategies for Cruise Services, Roll-on/Roll-off business and General Cargo for North American port activities of the Group. In 2015, Ljoen joined Carnival Maritime, leading the Cruise Preparation & Projects department as Senior Vice President.

ISO 14001 RINA

We are certified

The ISO14001 is the leading International Standard for setting up and developing an Environmental Management System. Carnival Maritime has achieved the ISO14001:2004 certification for all Costa Group ships as well as for the Carnival Maritime office in Hamburg through the independent, third-party auditor RINA. Applied to our operations globally, the Environmental Management System fosters common practices and solutions, as well as worldwide consistency. It also demonstrates our commitment to continual improvement and to protect the environment, including the marine environment in which our vessels sail.... more