A newly built ship with special environmental and climate characteristics was christened at the Port of Gothenburg on November 16. The vessel in question is an LNG/battery hybrid ship that meets IMO’s 2030 target for shipping’s carbon dioxide efficiency. The vessel will call at the Port of Gothenburg every week.
he short sea shipping line UECC started a new service to the Port of Gothenburg in April, in the light of new contracts with some major European vehicle manufacturers.
Now UECC has put a completely new ship into the service, and the ship was ceremonially christened at the Port of Gothenburg. The vessel, now named Auto Achieve, is an approximately 170 meter long vessel with the capacity to transport 3,600 cars on ten decks, as well as other types of heavier vehicles and project cargo.
Auto Achieve is propelled by LNG combined with battery hybrid technology, which improves operational efficiency and further reduce emissions through peak shaving, in addition to handling partial accommodation load and driving auxiliary equipment. The vessel’s fuel efficiency meets IMO:s 2030 target of a 40% reduction in carbon intensity.
Imminent regulatory changes are shifting the market landscape in favour of green-focused players and these newbuilds represent timely and sizeable investments that offer our clients a sustainable shipping solution with both environmental and cost benefits
said UECC CEO Glenn Edvardsen as the last in this series of vessels was launched from Jiangnan in China Shipyard earlier this autumn.
According to UECC, Auto Achieve enables a carbon dioxide emissions reduction of around 25%, SOx and particulate matter by 90% and NOx by 85% from the use of LNG. She is also adaptable for low-carbon fuels such as bio-LNG and synthetic fuels as these become available.