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ESL successfully launches Viikii vessel

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Viikki, the new eco-friendly dry cargo vessel of ESL Shipping, part of Aspo Plc, was successfully launched at the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China.

“The longstanding work in this project becomes concrete today when we see the vessel floating for the first time. There is still a lot of work ahead before her delivery, but I’m confident that we will get a superb vessel tailored to our needs”, commented Captain Jussi Vaahtikari.

Viikki is the first LNG-powered handyzise bulk carrier in the world and is a forerunner in energy efficiency and eco-friendliness. The 160 m vessel of 26 000 DWT fueled by liquefied natural gas produces more than 50% lower carbon dioxide emissions than vessels of the previous generation.

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