World’s most eco-friendly bulk carrier delivered to ESL
(Posted on 28/08/18)
The next-generation bulk carrier Haaga has been delivered to ESL Shipping from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China. ESL Shipping is part of the Aspo Group. The 160-meter, 25,600 dwt, LNG-fueled vessel generates less than 50% of the carbon dioxide emissions of the previous generation of vessels. The vessel can also be fuelled by completely carbon-free biogas, once the availability of carbon-free biogas improves over time.
The vessel incorporates several innovative solutions to reduce its environmental footprint by minimizing its energy consumption and emissions. The shipping company and MacGregor, which is part of Cargotec, have developed the world's first autonomous cargo handling solution for the vessel to further improve safety and efficiency.
The vessel will have raw material cargo while arriving from Japan to the Baltic Sea, where the vessel is currently scheduled to arrive in mid-September.
"Our new vessels have met with an excellent reception among our customers. Every employee of our shipping company should be genuinely proud of what we have achieved during our newbuilding project", says Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping.
The completion of the new vessels will have a positive effect on the shipping company's profitability and competitiveness.
"This investment of around EUR 60 million is significant for a company of Aspo's size. It's also an excellent example of our responsible ownership, as environmental responsibility involves considering future generations, too. The design and construction of the new vessels were completed as planned. The vessels will considerably increase ESL Shipping's capacity, in addition to improving its profitability", says Aki Ojanen, CEO of Aspo Plc and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESL Shipping.
This newbuilding project is part of the Bothnia Bulk project, partly funded by the EU. Its goal is to modernize the sea route between Luleå, Oxelösund and Raahe to be more eco-friendly. In addition, environmental emissions will decrease at port with the improved availability of shore-side electricity. The vessels have been designed by Deltamarin in Finland, and European equipment suppliers have provided roughly 60 percent of all vessel systems.
INTERCARGO believes that the inclusion of shipping in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), which European... Read more
ABB is to install its state-of-the-art engine diagnostics software ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT on 12 bulk... Read more
KPI OceanConnect has announced its appointment of industry expert Boris Gronenberg as Managing Director... Read more
The Sailors’ Society says coronavirus is the worst crisis seafarers have faced in its 200-year... Read more
The recent spate of grim casualties cannot simply be written off as bad luck, says Seafarers’... Read more
It is estimated that more than 300,000 seafarers and marine personnel are currently stranded at sea... Read more
Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has been awarded the world’s first LNG Dual Fuel Newcastlemax bulk... Read more
The merger of BAI SEA and ERSHIP is a result of both companies seeking to strengthen their position... Read more
International maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society recently marked the fifth year of its... Read more
Leading Classification Society ClassNK, in cooperation with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K&rdquo... Read more