Newest low-water ship now in operation
HKG Shipping (Cologne) and materials manufacturer Covestro commissioned a new low-water vessel earlier this month. "Courage" is to supply Covestro’s customers with finished products from its sites in North Rhine-Westphalia with immediate effect.
The identically constructed sister ship "Curiosity" will be delivered in a few weeks’ time. At the beginning of May 2023, HGK Shipping and Covestro plan to celebrate the addition to the fleet with a double christening ceremony.
Both ships are equipped with a particularly efficient diesel-electric propulsion system that can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30%. Hanno Brümmer, head of supply chain and logistics Emea at Covestro, says the company's goal is to "make supply chains around the world even more sustainable and reliable", which HGK Shipping's first two ships will help to achieve. (lh)