Samskip, a European containerline, has hired Cochin Shipyard in India to construct two hydrogen fuel cell-powered boxships.
There are two other vessel possibilities included in the contract. The ships, which should arrive in the second half of 2025, will be able to transport 365 high-cube containers that are 45 feet long.
The vessels have hybrid power systems with hydrogen fuel cells and diesel generator backup for longer endurance. The two business ships cost about $66.5 million.
The orders, according to Samskip CEO Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, are a crucial step toward achieving net zero by 2040.
Each vessel is anticipated to reduce CO2 emissions by about 25,000 tons annually while operating in zero emission mode. By utilizing green shore power at the port of call, they will accomplish zero emission operations in ports as well.