Anglo American has introduced that its newly launched LNG dual-fuelled capesize+ vessel, the Ubuntu Concord, has loaded its first cargo of iron ore from its Kumba operations in South Africa.
The vessel is the primary of 10 LNG dual-fuelled newbuild ships that Anglo American will introduce to its chartered fleet in the course of the course of 2023 and 2024, delivering an estimated 35% discount in carbon dioxide emissions in comparison with ships fuelled by typical marine oil gasoline. Using LNG will even result in a major discount of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from vessel exhausts, whereas new expertise additionally eliminates the discharge of unburnt methane.
The Ubuntu fleet is a key element of Anglo American’s ambition to realize carbon neutrality for its managed ocean freight by 2040 – with an interim goal to cut back emissions from these actions by 30% by 2030 – all a part of Anglo American’s wider ambition to halve Scope 3 emissions by 2040.
Peter Whitcutt, CEO of Anglo American’s Advertising and marketing enterprise, stated: “We’re proud to see the Ubuntu Concord start its voyage transporting future-enabling merchandise from our mines to our prospects around the globe. This milestone cements our imaginative and prescient to be a frontrunner in low carbon transport, a pure extension of our dedication to realize carbon neutrality throughout our operations by 2040.”
Nolitha Fakude, Group Director of Anglo American for South Africa, added: “The metals and minerals we offer play an necessary function in serving to key industries decarbonise. Transporting them in a sustainable means is a key a part of this effort and the introduction of the Ubuntu fleet – named after the Zulu phrase which means ‘humanity to others’ – helps us speed up our transition to sustainable ocean freight.”
Anglo American has established a complete framework of initiatives for the decarbonisation of its maritime actions, together with power saving units fitted to present vessels, the usage of voyage optimisation software program, and a concentrate on exploring, trialling and adopting various, sustainable gasoline choices – comparable to LNG, sustainable biofuel, inexperienced methanol and ammonia, and – additional down the road – hydro-gen.
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