Hapag-Lloyd converts large container ship to LNG

Liner company Hapag-Lloyd will convert a large container ship to sail on LNG. The project will pave the way for converting other large ships, says the German company.

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Hapag-Lloyd will convert a large container ship to sail on liquefied natural gas, LNG, in a project the company says will help pave the way for converting other large ships.

The German shipping line has signed a deal with Shanghai-based yard Huarun Dadong Dockyard to retrofit 15,000 teu container ship Sajir (photo) with a dual-fuel engine to sail on LNG as well as low-sulfur fuel, says the company in a press release Tuesday.

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