“Gas 95”: HGK puts low-emission gas tanker into service

Caption: The "Gas 95" was put into service on February 8

HGK Gas Shipping has put the “Gas 95”, an innovative gas tanker, into service on the Rhine.

According to the shipping company, the ship is low-emission thanks to its diesel-electric drive and a “future-fuel-ready” superstructure. And thanks to its draught optimization, it is also equipped for dry periods[ds_preview].

The “Gas 95” is used on the Rhine. It is based on the newbuildings already commissioned and designed by HGK Shipping in recent months. Based on the experience gained with these ships, the “Gas 95” also has a diesel-electric drive, according to the shipping company. The good performance of the “Gas 94”, which has been strengthening the company’s gas fleet for more than two years, contributed to the decision.

Successor to the “Gas 95” already in planning

“The ‘Gas 95’ meets the highest environmental and safety standards. This enables us to provide our customers with the next building block for a more sustainable and reliable supply chain via the waterways,” says Anke Bestmann, Managing Director of HGK Gas Shipping GmbH. “We are doing everything we can to continuously improve and sustainably expand our gas fleet. As proof of our efforts, we have already had some ships certified with the Green Award for the promotion of cleaner and safer inland shipping. We are also planning to do this for the ‘Gas 95’ in the coming months.”

According to the shipping company, HGK Gas Shipping also regularly scores highly in the rating of the independent and internationally recognized CSR rating agency EcoVadis with its continuous efforts in the area of sustainability. In 2023, it achieved Gold status, just two points short of Platinum.

The next low-water-optimized diesel-electric newbuild for the gas fleet has already been commissioned with the “Gas 96”. Others are also being planned.

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The “Gas 95” was put into service on 8th February

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