Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA), VPLP Design (VPLP) and Alwena Shipping (Alwena) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form an Alliance. In this partnership, LDA will identify, develop, and pursue selected logistics solutions operated by wind assisted/propelled pure container ships designed and developed by VPLP and Alwena.
On a typical transatlantic voyage, we can expect to save on average 35% CO2-equivalent emissions compared to a conventional design, with a 2-stroke engine, single shaft and without wingsails, at the same speed. This concept sets the pathway for what could be the low emissions container vessels of the near future.
«We are very pleased to establish a partnership with Alwena and VPLP.”, said Mathieu Muzeau, Transport & Logistic General Manager, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs.
«It is fully aligned with the LDA strategy to accelerate shipping’s decarbonization, and especially linked to the innovations we are implementing such as the use of wind-propulsion systems and alternative fuels. »
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