Norwegian owner Torvald Klaveness has created a new company, Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC). “The new company will be the leading owner and operator of modern combination carriers and provides the most environmentally friendly transportation system with the lowest carbon emissions in the industry,” Klaveness said in a statement.
With $32m raised in new equity, KCC has laid out plans to have a 13-strong fleet by 2020, exercising an option for a new ship at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding in China.
Engebret Dahm, currently head of combination carriers at Torvald Klaveness, has been appointed as managing director of KCC.
“This demonstrates our commitment to serve our customers with safe, cost effective and not least environmentally friendly services,” said Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO of Torvald Klaveness and chairman of KCC.
The new company holds options for further vessels at the same Chinese yard and is also actively developing new combination carrier concepts.
“Through its unique design and trade, our combination carriers represent the most climate friendly transportation solution around. In our Australian trade in 2017 alone we reduced the CO2 emissions from shipping with the equivalent of CO2 emissions from around 15,000 cars,” Kristoffersen said.