AtoB@C Shipping has taken delivery of Electramar, the first vessel in a series of 12 energy-efficient plug-in hybrid vessels.
These ships reportedly reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50% compared with the present generation of vessels. Shore power connectivity and a large battery installation provide improved fuel efficiency and the ability to minimize noise and emissions while in port.
Mikki Koskinen, managing director of ESL Shipping and chairman of the board of AtoB@C Shipping, said, “We are proud to be at the forefront of green shipping with these innovative vessels that combine high efficiency, flexibility and sustainability. Electramar is the first of many vessels that will help us achieve our vision of being the most responsible and reliable partner for our customers and stakeholders.”
Vessels are optimized for a wide variety of bulk and breakbulk products. Due to the crew accommodation and the bridge being placed at the bow, the vessels have a long, unobstructed deck, which enables loading more deck cargo and longer cargo than vessels currently in the fleet.
Frida Rowland, commercial director of AtoB@C Shipping, commented, “We have designed vessels that answer to the demand we foresee in our trading areas. Our customers’ need for a modern and sustainable fleet is increasing day by day and we are happy to respond to this demand with these vessels.”
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