PONANT ushers in a new era of carbon-free cruising with its revolutionary new vessel

PONANT, the trailblazer in maritime innovation, has announced its commitment to an ingeniously crafted transoceanic vessel designed to make strides towards carbon neutrality. Its R&D team, pushing the boundaries of maritime design, have conceived an avant-garde concept that blends six innovative technologies, promising to reshape the future of maritime navigation.

This novel vessel, set to set sail by 2030, is positioned to serve as a driving force for fresh energy solutions for PONANT and the wider industry. PONANT has decided to continue its partnership with naval architect specialists, Stirling Design International, while the deliberations to choose the shipyard for the construction of the vessel are still underway.

PONANT’s zero emissions pledge

“By 2030, our future ship aims to have zero greenhouse gas emissions when sailing, manoeuvring, in port or at anchor. Her carbon footprint will be reduced throughout her life cycle. Renewable energy supplied by the wind and sun will be combined with low-carbon non-fossil energy associated with fuel cells,” affirmed Hervé Gastinel, CEO of PONANT. This pledge aligns with PONANT’s plan to redefine maritime standards and advance towards achieving a net-zero emissions goal.

A technological revolution driven by sustainability

PONANT’s upcoming generation of eco-designed ships, with approximately one hundred staterooms and an overall length of 181m, marks a significant milestone in the company’s mission to realise its net zero emissions goal. The company is boldly forging a path towards a new epoch in the maritime industry. In harmony with new European and international regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, PONANT is embarking on an eco-design voyage. This groundbreaking initiative in shipbuilding includes the selection of equipment and materials based on life cycle analysis and waste recycling. It’s a decisive step towards a more sustainable maritime future.

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