The Port of Amsterdam has made a deal with Sendo Shipping according to which, as of 2020, two of the latter's vessels when sailing into the port will turn their engines off and turn on the electric motor, taking part in the port's efforts to tackle shipping emissions.
Specifically, the port is involved with these two ships in the form of a loan. The Sendo Liners are inventive hybrid container ships; They produce less emissions, they consume less fuel and have more cargo space. The port is making efforts in achieving an emissions-reduction in line with the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap and the Paris Agreement goal.
The two vessels will commence operations in earlt 2020; For the time being, 32% is saved on fuel consumption and 40% on CO2 emissions per transported container.
In cooperation with the Sendo Liners, the Port wishes to be more active in the development of a greener, cleaner and more sustainable future of shipping.
Also, future developments on the drive were also taken into account when building the Sendo Liners. The vessels have a modular design, meaning that adjustments can be made very easily and quickly. For example, the diesel drive can be replaced by a fully electric drive or a hydrogen-based drive.