MSC Isabella belongs to the series of the most energy-efficient ships in MSC’s fleet of container vessels, with the lowest carbon footprint per container carried by design. A combination of the latest green technologies and greater economies of scale have helped reduce energy requirements over time. For example, the optimised shape of the ship’s bulbous bow and rudder bulb lower resistance while sailing, further enhancing energy efficiency.
Sustainability and the environment have increasingly been in the global spotlight, especially as the shipping industry gets ready for the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 Sulphur Cap enhanced regulation. Starting from 1 January 2020, international shipping industry must further reduce Sulphur dioxide emissions to help improve air quality.
MSC Isabella is already fitted with the technical solution to comply with this new regulation, an IMO-approved hybrid Exhaust Gas Cleaning System, and it has the option of switching to low-Sulphur fuel, or to be adapted for liquefied natural gas (LNG) use in the future.
Built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea, MSC Isabella is among the 11 ships of over 23,000 TEU to be delivered to MSC from 2019 to 2020.