Unifeeder operates world’s first shortsea container vessel with LNG
Unifeeder offers multimodal shipment by the world’s first LNG container vessel. “Wes Amelie” is the first vessel of its kind worldwide that has been converted to an LNG propulsion system. When using LNG, the pollutant emissions are drastically reduced (sulfur oxide (Sox) approximately >99%, nitrogen oxide (NOx) approximately 90% and CO2 up to 20%).
“The environment has always been a major factor when the European industry choses partners. At Unifeeder, we are proud of being front runners operating and testing the first retrofitted LNG container vessel in the world”, says Shortsea Director Niels Kjaer-Richardt. The vessel is primarily used on their routings between Rotterdam, the Baltics and Poland. Even though the technical solutions are not yet optimal, it is important that we search for all options in the market to support our customers, conclude Shortsea Director Niels Kjaer-Richardt.
Unifeeder is one of Northern Europe’s leading feeder operators transporting containers. The fleet consists of 35 vessels which carry around 2million TEUs annually. About 350 employees are working in offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Drammen, Helsinki, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Gdynia, Stettin, Immingham, Tallinn and St Petersburg.