Total Charts LNG-Powered Vessels To Reduce Emissions

The charter agreement for the LNG-propulsion vessels is in line with Total’s Climate Ambition and will cut down on several emissions.


As part of its effort to reduce maritime emissions, Total charted four LNG-propulsion Aframax-type vessels to be delivered in 2023. With a crude-oil or refined-product capacity of 110,000 tons each, the vessels will join the company’s fleet.

The first two vessels will be chartered from Hafnia and the remaining two will be from Viken Shipping. LNG supply for the ships will be provided by Total’s Marine Fuels Global Solutions unit that handles itsglobal bunkering activities.

Using LNG To Power Ships Can Reduce the Following

•    99% of sulfur oxide emissions
•    99% of fine-particles emissions
•    Up to 85% of nitrogen oxide emissions
•    About 20% of greenhouse-gases emissions

The contract follows a similar one signed in July for two LNG-powered very large crude carriers (VLCCs), to be delivered in 2022 and chartered from AET.

Both contracts are in line with Total’s Climate Ambition announced in May, which targets net-zero emissions across the company’s global operations by 2050 or earlier.