ESL Shipping’s first LNG-powered bulker launched in China

By LNG World News Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping said that Viikki, claimed to be the first LNG-powered handysize bulk carrier in the world, was launched on August 31 at the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China.
The 160-meter LNG-powered vessel of 26,000 dwt produces more than 50 percent lower carbon dioxide emissions than vessels of the previous generation, according to ESL Shipping, that is a unit of Aspo Plc.
“The longstanding work in this project becomes concrete today when we see the vessel floating for the first time. There is still a lot of work ahead before her delivery, but I’m confident that we will get a

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