Samskip inaugurates its next-generation zero-emission short-sea container vessels

  • March 27, 2023
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Samskip, a global logistics solution company is foraying into ‘zero carbon emission-free shipping services’ by obtaining two hydrogen fuel-powered vessels to provide service to its western European routes. The contract is signed with Cochin Shipyard Ltd, an Indian shipyard to build the vessel.

Once commissioned, these vessels will be among the First Zero Emission Short Sea Container Vessels in the world using Green Hydrogen as fuel. This is another of Samskip’s aspiring projects as they have partnered with the Norwegian Government’s green funding program whose objective is to have emission-free transport solutions by adopting sustainable innovative future technologies.

In zero-emission mode, each vessel is likely to achieve around 25,000 tons of CO2 reduction per year and this can be done by zero-emission operations in ports and using green shore power at the port of call.

CEO of Samskip Group, Kari-Pekka Laaksonen commented that this effort is another of Samskip’s initiatives and is a significant step towards reaching sustainability targets. Samskip is pleased to have found such a partnership in Cochin Shipyard which shares the same goals to provide environmentally friendly conveyance and they look forward to successful cooperation.

Mr Madhu Nair, Chairman of Cochin Shipyard said that this partnership will further strengthen its position among the global names in sustainable green future technology.