ESL Shipping’s LNG-powered, extremely energy efficient dry cargo vessel Haaga was successfully launched Friday at the Jinling Shipyard and moved to the outfitting quay.

ESL Shipping’s new LNG-powered bulk carrier Haaga launched in Nanjing

Sister vessel Viikki was launched at the end of August and the work has progressed as expected at the outfitting quay.

Haaga and its sister vessel Viikki are first LNG-powered Handysize bulk carriers in the world. The 160-meter vessels of 25,600 dwt fueled by liquefied natural gas produce more than 50 percent lower carbon dioxide emissions than vessels of the previous generation. They will start operating in the Baltic Sea during the first half of 2018.

Source: ESL Shipping