Cut costs with dual fuel box ship
A new concept for a dual fuel container vessel has been developed by Hamburg (Germany)-based Nordic Ship Management. Once in service, the unit will be the first LNG powered container vessel in Europe’s emission control area (ECA), as well as the first newbuild that does fully comply with the established ECA regulation.
The dual fuel 1,400 teu feeder vessel is currently under construction at the Yangzhou Guoyu Shipyard in China. Partners in the project are Containerships (Helsinki), Wärtsilä, TGE Marine, ABS and the naval architect firm SMB.
The new feeder ship concept offers various cost and ecological advantages compared to similar existing ship types. When operating a 1,400 teu vessel at a speed of 17 knots between the Baltic/North Sea to Hamburg, marine diesel oil would cost USD 440 per mt, heavy fuel oil USD 230 per mt, and LNG an advantageous USD 250 per mt.
A significant bunker cost reduction can therefore be achieved by the deployment of a dual fuel vessel. (nau)