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Finnish Cargo Company first with LNG

Nov 18, 2014
Containership, a logistics company in Helsinki, has ordered four dual-fuel container ships making it the first short-sea container operator in Europe to run its ships on LNG (Liquefied Natural gas).

“Our new ships will not just meet, but exceed all environmental standards in the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) where we operate,” said Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, the company’s CEO.  “The engines are also Tier III compliant with the upcoming IMO emission regulations for NOx.” The company is also planning to invest in an LNG-powered truck fleet in Finland, Russia and the UK.


The first two vessels will be delivered in 2016 with the remaining two a year later.  All four ships will use LNG but will also be able to burn conventional marine diesel oil/heavy fuel. Each ship will accommodate up to 639 units of 45-foot containers and have a total capacity of 1,400 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). They will also be able to accommodate up to 300 refrigerated containers.


The total value of Containerships’ investments for land and sea operations will be approximately 250–300 M euros. “This is a huge leap for a family-owned company,” said Mr. Laaksonen. “Instead of calling the new environmental regulation an obligation, we see it as a big opportunity for sustainable growth. Our aim is to double both our volume and turnover within six years.”


Photo: The first of the new vessels will be delivered in 2016.

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