Another step towards sustainable shipping

This is a first glance at a new Ballast-Free LNG Carrier Concept. EXMAR is participating in the joint design of an innovative 30.000 m³ LNG/C together with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and our long-term partners Lloyd’s Register and GTT.

Though this is not a new concept, the need to actually consider adopting ballast-free ships has emerged quickly in the past years.

“We strongly believe in the future of ballast-free-ship, particularly for smaller scale vessels which serve as distribution vessels for regional trades or as bunkering vessels. The cost saving potential of not installing a ballast water treatment plant is proportionally more advantageous”, comments Louis Mariën of EXMAR Technical.