Outokumpu secures low-emission vessels for short-sea transport

Outokumpu says it will commission new energy-efficient and low-emission vessels during 2024, in collaboration with Finnish shipping company Langh Ship.

The first multipurpose vessel, Lovisa, has started its liner service for Outokumpu between Finland and the Netherlands. Outokumpu aims to have six vessels in use from Langh Ship during the year, Kallanish learns from the stainless steelmaker. Its target is to reduce annual carbon emissions from short-sea shipping by at least 25% by the end of 2024.

The collaboration presents a positive outcome from the opportunity presented by tightening environmental regulations from both the EU and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Outokumpu notes.

“At EU level, maritime transport represents 3-4% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions, so all solutions are heavily needed in this sector. The route between Tornio and Terneuzen is of utmost importance to us in transporting coils to the European market and in bringing recycled steel to our melt shop in Tornio,” says Jyrki Sandelin, category manager for transports at Outokumpu.

Christian Koehl Germany