North Sea Container Line (NCL) has signed an agreement with carbon analytics company Siglar Carbon, to reduce 50% of their fleet’s emissions by 2025.
n particular, NCL has ordered two duel fuel methanol ships that will replace three smaller ships in 2025. The ship hull and hold are optimised for energy efficiency and the ship size is maximised for the Norwegian coast. All design measures add up to a 63% reduction in energy use per tonne mile (one tonne cargo carried one nautical mile). However, emissions numbers will also be impacted by the operation of the fleet.
Therefore, NCL operators have KPIs related to energy use per container and with Siglar reporting they get daily updates on emissions from all their ships.
We are very happy to be able to work with a forward leaning ship operator who thinks about carbon efficiency every step of the way. Our detailed way of measuring emissions will reveal the emissions impact of all the steps taken, large and small.
..said Siglar Carbon CEO, Sigmund Kyvik.
“This is not rocket science but we still believe that it represents a “Shipping decarbonisation 2.0” and a necessary step away from version 1.0 where climate targets can be set and marketed without follow-up actions nor a plan to document achieved emissions reductions in a credible way” he added.
As informed, NCL captains will report daily to the Siglar operations team using a digital form including necessary data to measure exact emissions.
It is still a challenge for many ship owners to fully understand the carbon consequence of their decisions. For our customers it’s almost impossible.
..said Hetland, explaining the need for a neutral third party.
As explained, this is a start, and it could easily become a best practice for the industry and its customers.
To remind, Norwegian Cruise Line has consistently opted for greener options for their fuel for the past years. The cruise line has released a new statement in which they claim their last two Prima Class ships are to be modified for methanol as well as traditional fuel use.