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03/22/18
Wolfsburg
Volkswagen Group News

Steel cutting: Construction of LNG ships for Volkswagen Group Logistics started

Steel Cutting: Bau der LNG-Schiffe für Logistik im Volkswagen Konzern gestartet
  • From 2019, the ships powered by liquefied natural gas are to be operated by Siem Car Carriers AS under charter adults to Volkswagen Group Logistics
  • Significant reduction in atmospheric pollutants such as CO2, NOX, particulates and sulfur oxides
  • Sustainable transport of vehicles from Europe to North America

After a few months of preparation, the stage has finally been reached: work has started on the construction of LNG vessels for logistics within the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen Group Logistics, the operator Siem Car Carriers and the shipyard Xiamen Shipbuilding celebrated the "steel cutting" (equivalent to foundation laying in the shipbuilding industry) with an official ceremony in the Chinese city of Xiamen. From 2019, the two ships powered by liquefied natural gas will carry Volkswagen Group vehicles from Europe to North America. LNG drive systems will significantly reduce the atmospheric pollutants emitted by the ships.

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