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MSC Cruises earns Green Marine certification

Captain Minas Myrtidis(right), MSC Cruises’ VP environmental operations and compliance collected the certificate at a ceremony held in Bilbao
MSC Cruises has attained the Green Marine Europe Certification, a voluntary environmental certification programme for the maritime industry.

Green Marine Europe is a partnership between North American environmental certification programme Green Marine and the Surfrider Foundation, a European Union NGO in ocean and maritime protection.

 MSC Cruises achieved the highest possible score across eight performance indicators that the organisers said represented ‘environmental excellence and leadership’.

Performance indicators

The performance indicators measured were aquatic invasive species, pollutant air emissions – both sulphur dioxide and particulate matter – nitrogen dioxide pollutant air emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, oil discharge, waste management, underwater radiated noise and responsible ship recycling.

Commenting on collecting the certificate in Bilbao, Spain Captain Minas Myrtidis, MSC Cruises’ VP environmental operations and compliance ‘said, 'Our certification underscores our strong performance credentials as well as our commitment to performance improvement, transparency and accountability.'

The emissions intensity of MSC Cruises’ ship operations has decreased by 33.5% since 2008 and the company aims in achieving a 40% reduction by 2030.

 In June 2023, MSC Euribia achieved the world’s first net zero greenhouse gas emissions cruise ship voyage from France to Denmark on a mass balance basis.  



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