X-Press Feeders orders new green dual-fuel vessels

X-Press Feeders Group orders six dual-fuel vessels to achieve decarbonisation goals

Eastaway, a member of the X-Press Feeders Group, has ordered six new 1,250 TEU container vessels fitted with ultra-modern, dual-fuel engines capable of operating on conventional fuel and methanol.

The first ship is set to be delivered by Q3 2025, bringing the number of dual-fuel vessels in the pipeline for the X-Press Feeders Group to 14.

The rest of the vessels are expected to be delivered between Q3 2025 to Q3 2026.

The vessels will join in the ranks of Eastaway’s managed fleet and will be operated by X-Press Feeders.

X-Press Feeders has set a target of net-zero emissions by 2050, aiming to be ‘The Greener Feeder Carrier Of Choice’.

The group believes it has moved closer to its targets with this additional fleet of dual-fuel newbuilds while employing other strategies, such as carbon capture and exploration of future fuels. 

Compared to other vessels that run on conventional fuels, the new dual-fuel vessels will produce about 75 per cent less emissions when operating on green methanol.

The vessels will be of Ice Class, and will adopt the Sdari Sealion CV1250 methanol dual-fuel design, built by CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited.

Initial deployment of the vessels will likely be in X-Press Feeders’ established European network, the Group reported.

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“X-Press Feeders is excited to be expanding our fleet of dual-fuel vessels with these newbuilds,” said X-Press Feeders Chief Executive Officer, Shmuel Yoskovitz.

“This order of six dual-fuel methanol vessels is proof of our commitment to not only talk about carbon neutrality goals, but invest and take risks to achieve them.

“X-Press Feeders will continue to look at ways to further invest resources to reduce emissions through more efficient operations and promoting sustainable practices throughout our network,” Yoskovitz added.

In August 2022, technology company, ZeroNorth, signed a new deal with X-Press Feeders to deploy the ZeroNorth decarbonisation platform across the carrier’s entire fleet of feeder vessels.

More recently, COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry Technology (Weihai) signed an order for methanol fuel supply system for four 16,000 TEU containerships with COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry (Yangzhou).

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