Shipyards are about to deliver 51 new vessels to Danish shipping companies, with 25 of them being able to sail on green fuels according to a new analysis from Danish Shipping.
s the analysis noted, right now, there is total of orders for 51 new vessels from Danish shipping companies, compared to 44 last year. For the first time since 2015, the number of Danish orders has increased.
At the same time, a large number of the ordered vessels provides the option to sail on green fuels. Of the 51 orders, 25 vessels are compatible with new green fuels.
It shows that the shipping companies are aware of their responsibilities. And it clearly shows that the Danish shipping companies do more than just talk about the green transition. They are leading the way and are now launching vessels that are prerequisite for the green transition of shipping towards 2050
said Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director of Climate, Environment and Security at Danish Shipping.
The offshore shipping company, ESVAGT in Esbjerg is one of the shipping companies waiting for the delivery of a new green vessel. They have ordered the world’s first green Offshore Service Vessel which will service offshore wind farms with wind turbine technicians and spare parts.
It’s a bit like completing the full green cycle when we can both contribute to the development of green energy in Denmark and buy new green fuels. It was natural for us to invest in a green vessel as so much of our business is about supporting the green transition
explained CEO of ESVAGT, Peter Lytzen.
When looking at the global number of orders, the number of placed orders right now corresponds to 10% of the current world fleet. In 2009, the global order book peaked with orders for new vessels corresponding to 52% of the global fleet at that time.
Danish Shipping has a strategic objective that in 2030 at least 5% of Danish operated vessels must sail on green fuels.