August 1, 2019

Corsica Ferries: 4 LNG/Methanol Conversions And 1 LNG Newbuilding

On 23 July, a group of nine French ship owners have signed a charter, named SAILS. The word stands for ‘Sustainable Actions For Innovative and Low-Impact Shipping’. All major French ferry companies, such as Brittany Ferries, Corsica Linea and Corsica Ferries signed this document which aims at improving the energy efficiency.

In its communication about this agreement, Corsica Ferries said it has set the goal to reduce the emissions by 8%.

To compensate for its emissions, Corsica Ferries supports two green initiatives: a reforestation project in Peru, and the planting of 80,000 tress on Corsica.

By the end of 2020 one ro-pax should benefit from cold ironing in Toulon. By 2021, half of the fleet will be equipped for shore power. The plan is to connect the whole fleet.

Four ferries will be converted to run on LNG/methanol. This is expected to be done by 2024.

One newbuilding, powered by LNG (dual-fuel), is foreseen in 2023.