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20 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:32 GMT+2



April 21, 2022

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From this summer two MSC Cruises ships will be powered from land while supporting in two northern European ports

"MSC Virtuosa" and "MSC Poesia" will use cold ironing systems in Southhampton ports and Rostock

MSC Cruises has announced that starting this season summer, for the first time, two ships of its fleet, MSC Virtuosa and MSC Poesia, will constantly use energy from the ground during the respective stops in the ports of Southampton (United Kingdom) and Rostock-Warnemünde (Germany). The cruise line has specified that this will be made possible thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed on 5 April between MSC Cruises and Cruise Baltic for use of shore feeding in the Baltic Sea region, agreement recognising the importance of actions for reduction of man-made air pollution, highlights the mutual willingness to help improve impact environmental cruise industry. Cruise Baltic is the network bringing together 32 ports and destinations in the Mar region Baltic.

With the signing of the agreement Cruise Baltic undertakes to work for promote the spread of ground feeding structures in the region with the aim of increasing the number of ports that offer this possibility. For its part, MSC Cruises undertakes to ensure that cruise ships that do regularly call at the respective ports of the Baltic Sea region use the power supply from the ground, if available, the first possible and no later than january 1, 2024.

MSC Cruises has announced that by the end of this year 11 of the 21 ships in its fleet, including all new ships built from 2017, will be equipped with the capacity of feeding from the ground as their itineraries lead them in ports where such technology will be available.






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