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Friedrich Bunnemann, Managing Associate of AL Group and Asiatic Lloyd Maritime LLP, with John McDonald, ABS President and COO. (Supply: ABS)

ABS and Asiatic Lloyd Maritime LLP, member of the AL Group, have signed a joint improvement undertaking to review the feasibility of changing the gas system of an ultramax bulk provider, from standard diesel to methanol.

The examine is targeted on a sequence of as much as eight ABS Classed ultramax bulk carriers ordered for building within the New Hantong Shipyard, China, for AL Group.

“Changing vessel propulsion programs to benefit from the decarbonization potential afforded by methanol goes to be an necessary a part of the business’s inexperienced power transition. It’s nice to work with forward-thinking companions like AL Group to help their improvement of a contemporary fleet with operations,” stated John McDonald, ABS President and COO.

“At AL Group, we proceed with unwavering dedication on our journey of sustainability and efforts on decarbonization. This joint improvement undertaking with ABS permits us to discover actively the adoption of low-carbon gas choices for our future fleet, whereas fortifying our dedication to environmental stewardship, emissions discount, and innovation,” stated Friedrich Bunnemann, Managing Associate of AL Group and Asiatic Lloyd Maritime LLP.

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