Global logistics solution provider, Samskip, has contracted two hydrogen fuel powered vessels to provide service on its west European routes.
Samskip signed a contract for the ships with Indian shipbuilding company, Cochin Shipyard ltd.
These vessels will be among the first zero emission short sea container vessels in the world using green hydrogen for fuel, once commissioned.
Each vessel is expected to achieve around 25,000 tonnes of CO2 reduction per year in zero emission mode.
They will achieve zero emission operations in ports by using green shore power at the port of call, according to Samskip.
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CEO of Samskip Group, Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, said: “This endeavour is another of Samskip’s initiatives that is an important step towards reaching our sustainability targets outlined in our latest sustainability report.
“It reinforces our commitment to the sustainability science based target initiative and will support our goal of reaching net zero by 2040,” added Laaksonen.
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Similarly, earlier this year in February, HMM announced that it secured contracts for nine 9,000 TEU containerships powered by methanol dual-fuel engines, with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) and HJ Shipbuilding and Construction (HJSC).