A press release from the Finland-headquartered shortsea 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 newbuilds 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”, says Containerships’ CEO Kari-Pekka Laaksonen.
“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.