A Sea Change In Regional Box Trade

NCL methanol boxship

Source: North Sea Container Line

Two newbuild boxships under construction in China for intra-European trade under charter to North Sea Container Line (NCL) will combine Berg Propulsion’s direct-drive solution with the use of methanol fuel. Besides the efficiency gains promised by the particular blend of engineering arrangements, the MAN two-stroke, dual-fuel main engine installation offers a pathway to carbon-neutrality through operation on ‘green’ methanol.

The project for the 1,300TEU-capacity, geared vessels is distinguished by long-term commitments on the part of the multiple interests involved and a common, ultimate goal of decarbonisation.

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