When the ship runs on waste-based biofuel, it releases no sulphur emissions and its carbon dioxide emissions are 75% lower.

Meriaura’s VG EcoCoaster – the most environmentally friendly vessels in the Baltic Sea

The VG EcoCoaster vessel type, developed by Meriaura Group, is a highly energy-efficient bulk carrier. The vessels are equipped with two separate fuel systems, enabling the main engine (ABC 8DZC) to run on MGO and biofuels.

The vessel is optimized to sail at 10.5 knots in open water conditions, and the reserve power demanded for the 1A ice class is generated using a diesel-electric booster engine. When the vessel runs on MGO, its fuel consumption and emissions are around half those of conventional cargo ships in the same size class.

When the ship runs on waste-based biofuel, it releases no sulfur emissions and its carbon dioxide emissions are 75% lower.

The vessels have been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible in other regards: the hull is coated in non-toxic Ecospeed paint, which improves energy efficiency without requiring anti-fouling. The ship has systems for recovering the water used to wash the cargo holds and treating ballast water. Heat recovery, air conditioning solutions and LED lighting improve the energy efficiency of the living spaces. The first EcoCoaster vessels, the 5,000 DWT M/S Eeva VG and Mirva VG, have been operating since the end of 2016 in the Baltic Sea and Northern Europe.


The world’s most eco-friendly bulk carrier now operating on the Baltic Sea

ESL Shipping’s next-generation bulk carrier ship, known as Viikki, began operating in the Baltic Sea in mid-November 2018. The first load was delivered to the Port of Helsinki, and a celebration was held for Viikki, which is the world’s lowest-emission bulk ship like her sister ship, Haaga.

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Containerships Receives First LNG-powered Boxship

Multimodal transporter Containerships Plc announced the delivery of its first LNG-powered container vessel, M/S Containerships Nord. She was delivered to Containerships at Wenchong Shipyard, China, on 12.12.2018.

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Langh’s unique water treatment method

The scrubber manufacturer Langh Tech Ltd is one of the Langh Group of companies, which also include shipping company Langh Ship Oy Ab and Industrial and Ship Cleaning Services Hans Langh.

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Transfennica – staying competitive with a modern, clean fleet

Transfennica is committed to reducing emissions with its modern fleet in order to meet high environmental standards for the future. To that end, the shipping company’s entire fleet is equipped with scrubbers.

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Finnlines’ actions in sustainable shipping – new energy-efficient vessels

During the past decade, Finnlines has made a whole series of concrete investments totaling EUR 1 billion, including actions to promote environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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Shipowners on the Baltic Sea are highly environmentally aware

The sulfur and nitrogen emissions of ships are well under control in the Baltic Sea. The most important short-term goal is to promote the development and adoption of fossil-free fuels by Finnish ship owners. Everyone must work together to advance this goal.

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