Ponant expedition ship reaches North Pole

On 6th September, Pontant Cruises reported that the ‘Le Commandant Charcot’ had reached the Geographical North Pole at 10:38 am local time. This major milestone was achieved by entirely using the cruise ship’s zero emissions battery power, which resulted in minimal impact on the environment, [Read more...]

2021-09-10T22:24:18+00:00 September 10th, 2021|Environment|

Solvay helps ropax reach IMO2020 and beyond

Following a successful test run, Solvay’s patented SOLVAir Marine solution for dry exhaust gas treatment will be fitted on La Méridionale’s ropax ‘Piana’s’ engines. The work will be undertaken in close collaboration with engineering partner ANDRITZ. This will enable La Méridionale to comply with the [Read more...]

2021-09-10T21:13:41+00:00 September 10th, 2021|Environment|

Miami to provide shore power to NCLH

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has partnered with Miami-Dade County to make its new Miami Cruise Terminal B and certain homeported vessels ‘Shore-Power Ready’ by autumn 2023. The new facility, dubbed Pearl of Miami, can accommodate cruise vessels carrying up to 5,000 pax. The terminal [Read more...]

2021-08-30T16:40:27+00:00 August 30th, 2021|Environment|

Hurtigruten’s third hybrid retrofit enters service

Hurtigruten Expeditions has introduced the third battery-hybrid powered ship - ‘Otto Sverdrup’. ‘Otto Sverdrup’s sailing from Hamburg, Germany, on her maiden voyage on 24th August, marked three major milestones: • introduction of Hurtigruten Expeditions’ third battery-hybrid powered cruise ship; • introduction of the first year-round [Read more...]

2021-08-30T16:27:30+00:00 August 30th, 2021|Environment|