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Hapag-Lloyd goes for gas

[ February 5, 2019   //   ]

Hapag-Lloyd says it will be the first operator in the world to convert large container ship to use liquefied national gas (LNG). It plans to retrofit the 15,000teu Sajir, one 17 vessels in the fleet designed to be LNG-ready, to operate using either LNG or low-sulphur fuel oil. The conversion will be carried out in the Shanghai-based shipyard Huarun Dadong Dockyard. The plan will be to operate the vessel using LNG, but to also be able to use low-sulphur fuel oil as a backup. LNG could reduce CO2 emissions by 15 to 30% and sulphur dioxide and particulate matter by more than 90%.