Hamburg Süd And Electrolux Team Up To Reduce SOx Emissions & Boost Sustainability
Hamburg Süd and its Swedish customer Electrolux are teaming up to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in ports. During its layovers in Manzanillo (Mexico), Callao (Peru), Iquique and Puerto Angamos (Chile) between March 11th and 24th, the “Santa Catarina” (7,114 TEU) voluntarily used cleaner marine gas oil (MGO) instead of standard heavy fuel oil (HFO) to operate its auxiliary engines and boilers. Both of these must be running in port to supply the ship with electricity and heat. Hamburg Süd and Electrolux already carried out a fuel upgrade in the past, thereby making a contribution to environmental and health protection. Due to the significantly lower sulfur content of MGO, the sulfur dioxide emissions for the Electrolux cargo in question will decrease by over 95 percent. The project is being financed by both companies. While Electrolux is bearing the additional costs for the MGO, Hamburg Süd is assuming the extra operative expenses related to planning and switching fuels.
First Hamburg Süd ‘Santa’ Class Container Vessel to Call at Port of Hamburg
On Sunday, 16 October 2011, the “Santa Catarina” will be the first Hamburg Süd container vessel of the “Santa” class to call at the Port of Hamburg, World Maritime News reports. She is due to berth at the Burchardkai terminal in the evening hours and sail again late Monday evening. She features a slot capacity of 7,100 TEU and is fitted with 1,600 reefer slots, making her one of the largest ships ever built for Hamburg Süd. The first vessel of this series, the “Santa Clara”, was delivered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) in Korea in October 2010. In March 2011, the “Santa Clara” was the third ship of the “Santa” class to be put into service. A total of seven “Santa” ships have been delivered to date. At present six of these are deployed in the service between Asia and South Africa/South America East Coast. The “Santa Catarina” is the first ship of this series to be phased into the service between Europe and South America East Coast and now to call at Hamburg. Sister ships eight to ten are to be delivered by summer 2012. They are all characterised by a large reefer capacity and a special design which also allows deployment in the partly draught-restricted ports of South America.Upload News