Electramar: Trailblazing Hybrid Cargo Vessel


First Plug-In Hybrid Vessel

As informed, the naming ceremony for Electramar was held on May 15, 2024. Electramar is the first vessel in a series of twelve highly energy-efficient plug-in hybrid vessels. The 5,400-ton general cargo ship arrived in Luleå, Sweden, in mid-April.

According to AtoB@C, Electramar produces up to 50% fewer CO2 emissions compared to the current generation of vessels, thanks to its shore power connectivity, large battery installation, and improved cargo intake. It also offers a quieter and cleaner operation while in port.

Versatile Cargo Capabilities

It also offers a quieter and cleaner operation while in port. The unit 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 vessel’s godmother is Paula Ojala, Chartering Manager at the global steel company SSAB, a long-term client of both AtoB@C Shipping and ESL Shipping.

A Notable Godmother

“Both steel industry and shipping are entering a new era, where fossil free fuels are gradually being replaced with more sustainable alternatives. SSAB is one of the forerunners in green steel and we are delighted to have their representative as a godmother for the vessel,” commented Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping and Chairman of the Board, AtoB@C Shipping AB.

Stellamar, the second vessel in the series is currently underway from India to Europe via Cape of Good Hope. The production of the ninth unit, Fleximar, commenced in April with the steel-cutting ceremony.

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Source: Offshore-Energy