Yara Clean Ammonia, NorthSea Container Line, and Yara International are joining forces to realize the world’s first container ship that will use pure ammonia as fuel.
United in progress
he pioneering vessel, Yara Eyde, will operate between Norway and Germany, starting 2026. To realize the world’s first ammonia-powered container ship, Yara Clean Ammonia AS and NorthSea Container Line AS are establishing a joint venture.
The green journey began with Yara Birkeland, the world’s first self-driving electric container ship, and now we continue it with Yara Eyde, which will be the world’s first ammonia-powered container ship
… said Svein Tore Holsether, CEO of Yara International. To remind, Yara Birkeland, the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship, was another major breakthrough for Yara.
Furthermore, Yara Eyde has received over NOK 40 million from Enova, and this support is crucial for project implementation.
We see a growing demand from cargo owners to reduce emissions. The ship offers competitive and emission-free logistics to all cargo owners in the Oslo Fjord and Grenland region
… explained Bente Hetland of North Sea Container Line
Yara Clean Ammonia will supply Yara Eyde with ammonia produced without fossil fuels or with near-zero carbon emissions. Together with Azane Fuel Solutions, a storage and bunkering network is being developed to make pure ammonia available in Norwegian and eventually Scandinavian ports. The bunkering network can also help Norway achieve its emission reduction goals for the offshore sector.
Yara has chosen to participate in this project to demonstrate that this segment can create additional growth for ammonia in the short term. Yara will contribute to developing this new market but will strategically use its resources to develop the production and logistics segments, rather than prioritizing ship ownership
… commented Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand, of Yara Clean Ammonia