The next generation of short sea ships underway

Finnish short sea carrier Containerships, together with GNS Shipping/Nordic Hamburg and Arkon, has ordered new ships that can sail on natural gas.

Finnish short sea carrier Containerships has in a joint venture with GNS Shipping/Nordic Hamburg and Arkon placed an order for two container ships, with options for two more, that can sail on both natural gas and traditional bunker oil.

As such, the ships are equipped to comply with the future restrictive fuel requirements, including the sulphur regulations set to come into force on January 1st 2015, which will force carriers operating in Northern Europe to either clean their emissions or switch to the far more expensive Marine Gas Oil.

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