Reducing air pollution
We have installed hybrid Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) on 15 of our cruise ships which reduce SOx emissions by 98%, and Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems on 3 ships, which reduces NOx by up to 90%.
Underwater radiated noise
Our latest low-noise propellers and innovative hull designs reduce impacts on marine life and enhance Guest and Crew comfort.
Water is precious
Over 80% is of our freshwater is produced on board. Aeration faucets cut consumption by up to 2/3 and advance wastewater treatment systems purify all water consumed.
We keep waste to a minimum and separate paper, aluminum, glass, plastic and other recyclables for delivery to specialist port recycling facilities
New fuel types
In 2022, we have launched MSC World Europa, our first LNG-powered ship. LNG largely eliminates sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions and particulate matter in the exhaust, reduces nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by up to 85%, and CO2 by up to 25%.
Maximising Energy efficiency
LED lighting and smart heating, ventilation and cooling systems have contributed to achieving a fleet-wide 35% efficiency improvement since 2008.
Shore power capability
11 of our ships are now able to connect to shore power, potentially enabling the onboard engines to be switched off whilst in berth
Digitalisation is allowing us to anticipate and address inefficiencies in systems and equipment, and provide the crew with specific guidance for performance improvements.
Heat recovery systems allow the intelligent redistribution of heat and cold where needed throughout the ship.
A software application monitors the ship’s stability to support the deck officers in optimising the vessel’s trim – and therefore reducing fuel consumption.
Our ship hulls are coated with hi-tech paints that slow the growth of marine organisms, thereby reducing drag and improving energy efficiency.
Ballast water treatment system
All ballast water is filtered and UV treated before being discharged at sea to ensure that it does not contain harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens.