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Schindler brings its ‘PORT’ Technology to the high seas

‘Carnival Horizon’, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest vessel, is the first ship to be equipped with Schindler’s PORT Technology.

The cruise ship has been supplied with 33 lifts/elevators and 4 escalators, installed by Schindler‘s specialist Marine Unit. The 16 core passenger lifts are all equipped with Schindler’s PORT Technology, which enhances the current operations and enables a smooth and efficient embarkation and debarkation process for up to 4,500 passengers.

Schindler’s PORT Technology is a highly sophisticated lift control and security access technology based on a Schindler innovation: the elevators know where the passengers are going before they enter the car.

The passengers select their destination from a touch-panel in the lobby and are then directed to the elevator now programmed to take them to their destination as quickly as possible.

The outcome: fewer stops, shorter travel time and less energy consumed by the system. The PORT Technology allows a time saving of up to 40% during passenger embarking and disembarking.

Fabio Lavezzi, Schindler Marine Business Director, says “We are very proud to have contributed our mobility solutions to the Carnival Horizon project and to have brought our vanguard technology into a long-term partnership with Carnival Cruise Line and Fincantieri”.

The Carnival Horizon was recently delivered from Fincantieri shipyard, Italy. The cruise ship made its maiden trans-Atlantic crossing, arriving in New York on May 23, 2018.