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AtoB@C Shipping welcomes second electric hybrid ship Stellamar

AtoB@C Shipping, a Swedish subsidiary of Finland-based shipping company ESL Shipping, has taken delivery of Stellamar, the second in the series of twelve plug-in hybrid general cargo vessels.

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The delivery took place at India’s Chowgule & Company shipyard on April 5, 2024.

The 5,350 dwt Stellamar can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50% compared to the present generation of vessels, thanks to its shore power connectivity and large battery installation. It also offers a quieter and cleaner operation while in port, according to the company.

“We have listened to our customers and developed vessels that suit their needs and expectations. Our customers value our reliability, quality and environmental performance, and we are happy to offer them these next-generation electric hybrid vessels that will enhance our service offering and competitiveness,” Frida Rowland, Commercial Director at ESL Shipping/AtoB@C Shipping, commented.

The newbuild, which has a length of 90 meters and a width of 16 meters, was launched at the abovementioned shipyard in early October 2023.

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Flying the flag of Cyprus, Stellamar is designed to carry a wide range of bulk and breakbulk products, such as steel, forest products, fertilizers and project cargoes. The vessel has a long unobstructed deck, which allows loading more deck cargo and longer project cargoes than the current vessels in the fleet.

The crew accommodation and the bridge are located at the bow, which optimises the cargo capacity and improves the visibility and safety of navigation.

Stellamar is the first vessel to be sold to the company formed by private and institutional investors once it arrives in Europe. AtoB@C Shipping will operate the entire fleet of new hybrid ships in the Green Coaster Pool.

AtoB@C Shipping has ordered twelve plug-in hybrid vessels from Chowgule & Company. The first vessel in the series, Electramar, was delivered in December and seven are currently under construction.

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In January this year, the Indian shipyard launched Ecomar, the third eco-efficient ship from the batch.