A year before required by law, Ponant has converted to 100% LS MGO

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.

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