Peel Ports subsidiary unveils new green vessels

Peel Ports subsidiary unveils new green vessels

BG Freight Line, a Peel Ports Group subsidiary, has announced four new green ships to assist clients decrease carbon emissions.

The new ships will feature cutting-edge scrubbers to capture CO2 and sulphur particles, as well as greater cargo capacity, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint per container.

According to Peel Ports Group, they are also prepared to handle biomethanol, allowing them to run on this sustainable fuel source when it becomes more widely accessible at ports.

The vessels – named BG Green, BG Blue, BG Red, and BG Orange – are 170 metres long and can transport up to 1,380 containers, 300 more than the earlier ships in BG Freight Line’s fleet.

The new ships of BG Freight Line, which is part of the Peel Ports Group, the UK’s second biggest port operator, aim to help the Group achieve its goal of being net-zero by 2040.

With the ships covering the container route between Liverpool and Rotterdam, BG Green is the first in action, having made its first trip from the Port of Liverpool on 27 April, with the other vessels scheduled to enter service later this year.

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Claudio Veritiero – Chief Executive Officer at Peel Ports Group, said: “Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Peel Ports Group and we are delighted to welcome these new ships, which are showing how green the maritime logistics sector can be.

“The innovation behind their design represents the future of sustainability in shipping, and we are proud to be a part of this. Shipping has always been the most sustainable and effective way to transport goods, but now with BG Freight Line’s new ships, it will be even more so.”

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Koert Luitwieler, Chief Executive Officer – BG Freight Line, stated: “We understand the importance of implementing measures in a bid to reduce our impact on the environment and we are doing this with our greenest ships yet.

This investment underscores our commitment to sustainability, and we hope that by pioneering eco-friendly solutions we can set a new standard for sustainable shipping – one which makes it even more environmentally friendly than before when compared to other methods of cargo transport.”

In March, Peel Ports Group announced a strategic partnership with Awake.AI to leverage AI-based solutions for berth planning and prediction.

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