Ponant, the world leader in luxury expeditions, has eliminated the use of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) and replaced it with LS MGO, Low Sulphur Marine Gas Oil across its entire fleet – nearly one year before required by law.
LS MGO is a hydrocarbon fuel obtained from the refining of crude oil and containing fewer pollutants, notably Sulphur and fine particulate matter. In 2020, the law will require the use of fuels with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5%.
Ponant has not only implemented this law requiring the use of less polluting fuels a year before it the regulation is enforced, but also exceeded the requirements by using a fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.1%.
This ambitious approach has been applied to the entire fleet on all routes and destinations since January 1, 2019 underlining Ponant’s commitment to the environment for the past 30 years.