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ESL Shipping in for ice-class LNG-fuelled bulkers

ESL Shipping has tapped Sinotrans & CSC Shipbuilding Industry Corporation’s Jinling Shipyard to build two LNG-fuelled bulk carriers.

“The two new, ice-class 1A ships will be the first LNG-fuelled large bulk carriers in the world, representing the latest in technology and innovation. CO2 emissions per ton of cargo transported will be reduced by more than 50% in comparison to present vessels,” ESL claimed in a release.

The new ships will start operating in the Baltic Sea during first half of 2018.

“Together with Jinling Shipyard we shall make shipping more sustainable and environmentally aware than ever before”, commented Mikki Koskinen, managing director of ESL Shipping.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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