A press release from the Finland-headquartered shorts-sea specialist said that its LNG-story started in 2013, when the decision to build the new environmentally friendly LNG-powered vessels was taken.
LNG is a relatively new fuel source, and these vessels would be the first new-builds based on this technology to serve regularly European ports and trade, Containerships said.
– By taking this decision, we accepted the challenge of building with a new technology. It has been a rewarding project full of learning opportunities”, they say at Containerships.
– This project has required high levels of expertise and constant development. Success requires excellent co-operation between the involved parties. Needless to describe how proud and enthusiastic we are of having received the first vessel.”
Containerships’ LNG-concept spreads out from sea to land; target is to create a complete, LNG based door-to-door supply chain in Europe. In addition to LNG-powered vessels, company looks for constant growth of LNG-fuelled transport capacity on land logistics by investing in LNG-fuelled trucks.