A2B-online books multi-fuel containerships in Turkey – Splash247

European shortsea container carrier A2B-online has revealed an order at Sedef Shipyard in Turkey for the construction of two 650 teu eco-design containerships.

The Dutch-based company, which operates seven boxships, said the new units have been designed with sustainability in mind and will be equipped with the latest technologies to reduce CO2 emissions significantly by up to 95%.

The vessels will have a multi-fuel methanol propulsion system, shore power and battery capacity to operate emission-free during port and inland water operations. A2B-online has developed the vessels together with Hamburg-based design and engineering company Technolog Services.

No price has been revealed for the duo, expected to enter service by the end of 2024, operating between Moerdijk in the Netherlands and Immingham, UK.

A2B-online said the key feature of the newbuilds will be their optimised efficiency. “The increased size of the cargo hold relative to A2B-online’s existing vessels offers double capacity without the requirement to increase the overall length of the vessel significantly.”

Dinant de Jong, CEO of A2B-online, added: “With our new vessels we will contribute to a more sustainable future and demonstrate that it is possible to combine freight transport and environmentally conscious operations.”

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