EPS charters LNG-fuelled containerships to Crowley
Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has chartered four LNG-powered containerships to US-based logistics and shipping company Crowley, EPS said on September 19.
These vessels will be fitted with high-pressure ME-GI engines from MAN Energy Solutions, reducing methane slippage to negligible levels and making these vessels the most environmentally efficient in their category, EPS said.
Each vessel, which will have a capacity of 1,400 TEUs, will feature 300 refrigerated unit plugs to transport perishable cargo. Operating under a long-term time charter to Crowley, the ships will expand the company's fleet and supply chain capabilities connecting US markets to Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
The vessels will be built by Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and are slated for delivery in 2025.