Hamburg Süd Cuts Its CO2 Footprint by 40 Pct

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…As SHI Cuts Steel for Teekay Offshore’s New Shuttle Tanker***

German liner company Hamburg Süd has reduced its CO2 emissions by 40 percent per TEUkm by the end of 2017 compared to the base year 2009, the company said in its Sustainability Report.

The reduction is in line with the company’s 45 pct CO2 reduction target set for 2020.

However, as a result of the acquisition by Danish liner giant Maersk Line, the company will no longer be able to pursue its environmental target single-handedly.

“We are confident that under the new management our fleet will continue to play its part in achieving emission reduction targets,” Hamburg Süd said.

As such the Danish liner will be in charge of defining the efficiency and environmental targets for the Hamburg  Süd’s ships, taking into account that Maersk Line took over the development and management of the fleet in April 2018.

To remind, Maersk Line completed the acquisition of the German container shipping line in November 2017.

The USD 4.4 billion acquisition has resulted in the creation of a container carrier with a combined fleet of over 770 owned and chartered vessels.

In the meantime, first steel has been cut for Teekay Offshore’s first of four shuttle tankers intended for operations in the North Sea.

The steel cutting ceremony took place at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, Korea on July 2.

The 130,000 dwt vessels will operate on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the primary fuel, and a mixture of LNG and recovered volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as a secondary fuel.

As explained, the new design is expected to significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption. The power distribution system is part of Wärtsilä’s Low Loss Hybrid (LLH) system, using batteries to leverage more fuel savings, peak load shaving and added overall system redundancy. The annual emission reduction potential is estimated at up to 42%, with fuel consumption reduced by up to 22% compared to traditional shuttle tankers, Teekay Offshore said.

The four vessels are expected to be delivered from the yard from October 2019 through to 2020.

Ordered in 2017, the ships will provide shuttle tanker services in the North Sea with Teekay Offshore’s existing master agreement with Statoil ASA (Statoil).

World Maritime News