Eesti Gaas has provided truck-to-ship (TTS) bunkering services to ESL Shipping bulk carriers M/S Viikki and M/S Haaga in the port of Hanasaari, Helsinki.
The two vessels are climate-smart newbuilds completed in 2018. The sister ships use liquefied natural gas as fuel in all engines, which together with hydrodynamic hull form and other innovative solutions reduce CO2 emissions by more than 50% compared to previous vessel generation.
“In addition to new passenger ships, new cargo ships are also increasingly switching to LNG technology. LNG will replace the diesel fuel used so far as marine fuel, as a result of which we will have cleaner air and the Baltic Sea”, noted Kalev Reiljan, member of the management board at Eesti Gaas.
“We are very pleased to start cooperating with ESL Shipping and to expand our truck-to-ship LNG bunkering portfolio”, said Pasi Näkki, CEO at Elenger Marine, the subsidiary of Eesti Gaas. “The first bunkering of M/S Viikki on 1 July went according to the plan and without any problems, I am sure that our cooperation will be smooth,” Näkki added.
ESL Shipping Ltd is a leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic region. The company’s competitive edge is based on its ability to secure product and raw material transportation for industries and energy production all year around, even in difficult weather conditions. ESL Shipping Ltd has been in business over 70 years and is a subsidiary of Aspo Plc.
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