ESL Shipping has tapped Sinotrans & CSC Shipbuilding Industry Corporation's Jinling Shipyard to build a pair of LNG-fuelled bulk carriers.
"The two new, ice-class 1A ships will be the first LNG-fuelled large bulk carriers in the world, representing the latest in technology and innovation. CO2 emissions per ton of cargo transported will be reduced by more than 50% in comparison to present vessels," ESL claimed in a release.
The new ships will start operating in the Baltic Sea during first half of 2018.
"Together with Jinling Shipyard we shall make shipping more sustainable and environmentally aware than ever before", commented Mikki Koskinen, managing director of ESL Shipping.