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 28 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 39 ships of the Carnival Corporation (AIDA Cruises, Costa Asia, Costa Crociere, Cunard Line, P&O Cruises).

Carnival Maritime employs 250 specialists from 30 different nations. The corporate division is owned by Costa Crociere S.p.A. and is located in Hamburg, Germany.

Hermann Klein  - Executive Vice President

Hermann Klein - Executive Vice President

Since September 2018 Carnival Maritime is led by Dr. Hermann J. Klein. The native German studied shipbuilding and mechanical engineering and began his career as a scientist and engineer at several leading German shipyards as well as shipbuilding & engine research institutes. Then he worked for three years as the CEO of E.R. Schiffahrt and Blue Star Holding, a dedicated ship manager with about 80 vessels in service. In 2015 Klein joined the Offen Group as Managing Director and Group COO of CPO Holding. Here he was responsible for the operational ship management and heading the container business at one of the world's leading managers of container shipping, bulk carriers and product tankers. He also serves on various advisory and supervisory boards of companies and institutions in the maritime industry.

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