Unifeeder teams up with MPCC

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Unifeeder and MPC Container Ships ASA to invest in retrofits featuring advanced energy efficiency technology.

Unifeeder A/S, part of DP World’s Marine Services Division, and container tonnage provider MPC Container Ships ASA (MPCC) have joined forces to invest in efficiency-enhancing retrofits featuring advanced energy efficiency technology (EET).

The investments will be shared between the charterer, Unifeeder, and asset owner MPCC. Subsequent cost savings resulting from these energy efficiency enhancements will also be shared between the two parties, fostering a mutually beneficial relationship, lowering fuel costs for the charterer and increasing the asset value for the owner.

The joint investments will focus on several solutions including the installation of variable frequency drives to adjust the outputs of high-consumption parts to suit the specific need at the specific moment and a filtration system to purify lubeoil. All together, these are expected to cut emissions by over 10%.

A key aspect of this collaboration is the involvement of an independent third party, Vessel Performance Solutions ApS (VPS), which will monitor all the installation of technical solutions and measure the efficiency savings from the installed EET using real-time data.

“We are excited to embark on this innovative partnership with MPC Container Ships. At Unifeeder, minimising fuel consumption and enhancing operational efficiency is a priority. This collaboration not only aligns with our goals for decarbonisation but also sets a precedent for the industry to overcome traditional split incentive barriers,” Unifeeder’s Director Group Decarbonisation, Christian Hoepfner, said.

“Investments in our existing fleet is a cornerstone of our US$ 400 million fleet renewal investment program as this will immediately contribute to reducing emissions. By overcoming the traditional split incentive structure we hope to drive positive change in the industry, and we are proud to partner with Unifeeder in this undertaking,” Philipp Niesing, Managing Director at MPCC, said.

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