Samskip reaps the benefits of LNG power

'MV Kvitbjorn' and 'MV Kvitnos' are closely aligned with Samskip's commitment to sustainable multimodal transport 'MV Kvitbjorn' and 'MV Kvitnos' are closely aligned with Samskip's commitment to sustainable multimodal transport
Industry Database

Samskip is embracing the benefits of LNG thanks to its new LNG powered vessels which are both cutting carbon emissions and opening up new markets for the operator.

Delivered to Nor Lines in 2015, which was acquired by Samskip in 2017, the 5,000 dwt MV Kvitbjorn and MV Kvitnos are closely aligned with Samskip's commitment to sustainable multimodal transport.

“This route is opening up new markets for us in the oil and gas sectors and the fishing sectors. There is no other multi-purpose service that goes up this high,” said Caesar Luikenaar, trade director, Samskip.

“Plus, it’s allowing us to test the environmental benefits that LNG vessels can bring to our fleet enabling us to develop it into the future.”

LNG benefits

Both ships run Bergen LNG-only engines from Rolls-Royce and benefit from the fuel efficient Promas combined rudder/propeller, a power-optimising hybrid shaft generator and an innovative wave-piercing hull.

Combined, these solutions can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40% over similar diesel-powered vessels.

These flexible ships will sail in 14-day loops, connecting Rotterdam and Eemshaven with Norwegian ports from Hammerfest in the far north, and taking in calls including Sandnes/Tananger, Bergen, Trondheim, Ålesund, Bodo and Tromso.

Samskip already offers three weekly cellular container services that connect Rotterdam, Bremerhaven and Hamburg to the West Coast of Norway.

At the moment, the vessels are refuelled at Hammerfest, but the hope is to take advantage of cheaper LNG bunkering at Rotterdam in future.


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