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Fleet Development


These innovative TEU 1,300 feeder vessels demarcate the second step of MPC Container Ships decarbonization strategy with a design-based efficiency yield of more than 30%. Once delivered towards the end of 2024, both vessels will be able to operate on "green" methanol from day one, featuring an energy storage system (battery) as well as shore power connectors. Equipped with an ice class hull, the feeders will be deployed on trades along the Norwegian west coast where they can unfold emission reductions of up to 95% compared to conventional ships. The project was developed with support from the Norwegian ENOVA as well as the NOx Fund, awarding grants to first-movers willing to explore next generation technology in pursuing ambitious decarbonization goals.

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With two TEU 5,500 vessels - due for delivery in 2024 - MPC Container Ships will add eco-design vessels to the fleet which emit approx. 20% less greenhouse gases compared to conventional designs if operated on the same fuel. Additionaly, the design allows for a cost efficient conversion to operations on methanol in future, in which case emission reductions of more than 90% would be in reach (if operated on "green" methanol).

ZIM DANUBE, the first of six vessels built in the 5,500 TEU eco-design vessel series for owner, Ocean Yield AS, delivered in August 2023. MPC Container Ships’ Greenbox newbuildings will be vessels five and six in the series.

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At the beginning of 2024 MPCC partnered with Unifeeder in a joint investment for the construction of a 1,250 TEU dual-fuel methanol newbuilding. Scheduled for delivery in late 2026, this vessel will be under a 7-year time-charter agreement with Unifeeder. With Ice Class 1A notation it is perfectly equipped for Baltic trades and will be deployed in the European network of Unifeeder, where the new vessel will give a significant contribution to lower the emissions.

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