A2B-online, a provider of flexible trailer, container and shipping services, has announced the construction of two sustainable vessels of 650 TEU.
The new vessels have been designed with sustainability in mind and will be equipped with the latest technologies to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions significantly by up to 95 per cent, reported the company.
These vessels are planned to have a multi-fuel methanol propulsion system, shore power and battery capacity to operate emission free during port and inland water operations.
The company, which operates seven container vessels, is implementing a fleet revitalisation programme in the long-term.
As it replaces its older tonnage, A2B-online has chosen to construct new vessels with a keen focus on sustainable performance.
The increased size of the cargo hold relative to A2B-online’s existing vessels offers double capacity without the requirement to increase the overall length of the vessel significantly.
A2B-online has developed the vessels together with Hamburg-based design and engineering company Technolog Services.
Currently under construction at the leading Sedef Shipyard in Turkey, the vessels are expected to be in service by the end of 2024, operating between Moerdijk in the Netherlands and Immingham, UK.
Dinant de Jong, CEO of A2B-online, stated: “With our new vessels we will contribute to a more sustainable future and demonstrate that it is possible to combine freight transport and environmentally conscious operations.”
In March 2023, WinGD, a developer of low-speed gas and diesel engines for marine propulsion, announced that it will supply 10X92DF-M methanol-fuelled engines to four 16,000 TEU containerships for COSCO SHIPPING Lines.