AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF GERMAN COMMERCIAL SHIPPING
WESSELS CONSTRUCTS THE WORLD'S FIRST CONTAINER SHIP WITH LNG PROPULSION
WESSELS SETS AN EXAMPLE IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Sustainability and environmental protection are two of our company's top priorities. By converting the world's first container ship to LNG operation, we also want to make a contribution to environmental protection, as using liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel helps reduce air pollutant emissions.
Because its main component is methane, LNG does not produce any sulphur oxide emissions (SOx) at all. This means that nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) are reduced by up to 90 percent and particulate matter emissions by around 98 percent. The special financial support granted on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) for this conversion project shows that we are on the right track here. And the WES AMELIE will not be the last ship in our fleet to be converted to LNG.