Ponant uses skippers to create its future zero-carbon cruise ship

2023-11-21 13:00:00

The fourteenth ship from Ponant, a specialist in high-end exploration cruises, is intended to be an unprecedented challenge in maritime passenger transport. The Swap2zero project consists of designing a boat 181 meters long and around a hundred cabins with an objective of zero greenhouse gas emissions during navigation, maneuvering, in port and at anchor.

«For the first time, our “zero emissions” ambition underpins and articulates our entire approach, not the commercial offer for which this ship must be imagined and designed.» explains Mathieu Petiteau, director of new construction and R&D at Ponant, during a stopover by the sailboat Le Ponant in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), on November 17. This project involves “a new energy model” and “a holistic approach” in a changing technological, economic and regulatory context. “Our challenge is to be a pioneer» he continues, Hervé Gastinel, president of Ponant, having set the timetable for 2030.

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