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Unifeeder Operates World’s First Shortsea Container Vessel with LNG


Port Wings News Network:

Unifeeder, one of Northern Europe’s leading feeder operators transporting containers from the large European container hubs in Belgium, The UK, Germany and the Netherlands to more than 35 regional ports across the UK, the Nordic Region, the Baltic States and Russia, now offers multimodal shipment by the world’s first LNG container vessel.

According to a media statement, the company said that the environment has always been a major factor when the European industry choses partners.

Niels Kjaer-Richardt, Shortsea Director, said, “At Unifeeder, we are proud of being front runners operating and testing the first retrofitted LNG container vessel in the world.”

Niels Kjaer-Richardt stated: “The positive impact on the environment is significant. Environmentally friendly solutions are asked for whenever we discuss annual contracts with our customers. Even though the technical solutions are not yet optimal, it is important that we search for all options in the market to support our customers.”

The vessel is primarily used on one of Unifeeder’s routings between Rotterdam, The Baltics and Poland.

c/v “Wes Amelie” is the first vessel of its kind worldwide that has been converted to an LNG propulsion system. When using LNG, the pollutant emissions is drastically reduced (sulfur oxide (Sox) approx. >99%, nitrogen oxide (NOx) approx. 90% and CO2 up to 20%).

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