Del Monte Launches Six New Energy Efficient Container Vessels
September 23, 2020
"We have been working towards this goal since 2017
and could not be more excited to see it come to
fruition," said Helmuth Lutty, Senior Vice President
of Shipping Operations for Fresh Del Monte Produce.
"As one of the world’s leading producer, marketer
and distributer of fresh fruits and vegetables, we
have set a very high bar for all the reefer
containers and ships in our fleet. These six new
vessels set the bar even higher, and allow us to
deliver the high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables
we are known for while meeting our sustainability
Fitted with Hybrid Scrubber system, meeting all international requirements to reduce pollution and control emissions of noxious substances.
Fitted with shore power connection to use Alternate Marine Power (AMP) at ports allowing ships to work with shore power (Cold ironing) without having to use IFO or MGO while in port where facilities are available and/or required.
Fitted with the latest Preventive Maintenance System technology on all machineries on board with the purpose to have efficient combustion on main and auxiliary engines and control of main components replacement efficiently according to manufacturer’s parameters.
"Today, shipping accounts for the largest portion of our global energy use," said Hans Sauter, Chief Sustainability Officer of Fresh Del Monte Produce. "In 2018 we committed to lead by example and reduce our vessel emissions by 10 percent. With the addition of these six new container vessels we are well on our way, estimating a savings of nearly 19 thousand metric tons of fuel each year."