Corsica Linea’s new LNG-fuelled ferry, A GALEOTTA, which is currently under construction at the Visentini shipyard in Italy, marks the company as a frontrunner in the region when it comes to decarbonisation. The LNG-powered ferry is set to begin sea trials in May 2022.
Since the vessel is designed to be powered by LNG, it will be versatile and future-proof. Lower and zero carbon variations of LNG such as bioLNG and hydrogen-derived LNG can be dropped into its fuel tanks with no changes required to the infrastructure. These can even be blended with conventional LNG to reduce emissions further. GHG emissions and local emissions will be reduced immediately by using readily available LNG and bioLNG, while a safe, practical pathway to zero carbon hydrogen-derived LNG is open.
Increasing collaboration and strong partnerships are essential for the maritime industry to successfully decarbonise. Close cooperation between the Port of Marseille, Corsica Linea and Titan, as well as the expansion of Titan’s business to the Mediterranean region, highlights the trust in LNG and its derivatives as leading sustainable marine fuels. It also shows that investments in LNG infrastructure and LNG-fuelled vessels pose less risk than some alternatives fuels.
Niels den Nijs, CEO, Titan LNG, commented: “Expanding our operations to the Mediterranean region will enhance the availability of LNG and bioLNG. Expanding infrastructure will help consolidate LNG as a leading sustainable marine fuel across the region. As a result, we hope to see more shipowners investing in LNG and bioLNG. I am delighted to be able to announce this partnership and I look forward to further expansion of LNG in the Mediterranean region and beyond.”
Pierre Antoine Villanova, CEO, Corsica Linea said: “Having access to LNG and bioLNG infrastructure and bunkering allows us to take a significant positive step towards the decarbonisation of our fleet. When choosing LNG, the ability to act now on greenhouse gas emissions in the Mediterranean Sea stood out. We also recognised the pathway to full decarbonisation using LNG, bioLNG and hydrogen-derived LNG as a strong, clear and flexible option. Our exciting new ferry, A GALEOTTA, will be able to switch between LNG and bioLNG, and even blend the two, with no changes required onboard.”
Jan 14 2022
Stena Line and Associated British Ports sign GBP 100 million deal for new ferry terminal at the Port of Immingham
Jan 19 2022
Höegh signs contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry to build a series of its zero carbon ready Aurora class vessels
Jan 20 2022
Jan 26 2022
Viking Line puts AMORELLA on the Stockholm - Hels...
Jan 25 2022
Holland Norway Lines partners with COLUMBIA sign...
Jan 25 2022