20230506 – Samskip has ordered two zero-emission short sea container vessels with Cochin Shipyard in India with option for two further vessels. The vessels will use green hydrogen as fuel and will service western European routes.
Due for delivery in 2025 Samskip say’s the ships will be among the first zero-emission short sea container vessels in the world. Although Samskip is now Dutch based company then she is originated in Iceland
The order is part of the shipping company’s cooperation with the Norwegian government green funding programme aimed at emission-free transport solutions by adopting sustainable innovative future technologies.
Costing $65.6 million, they will be capable of carrying 365, 45-foot, high cube containers. In zero-emission mode, each vessel is expected to achieve around 25,000 tonnes of CO2 reduction per year. They will achieve zero-emission operations in ports as well by using green shore power at the port of call.