JR Shipping Upgrades Six More Vessels to Value Maritime’s Advanced Carbon Capture and Filtration System

JR Shipping has signed with Value Maritime, the emissions reduction technology contractors, to retrofit six more vessels with their Filtree exhaust cleaning and carbon capture system, making nearly their entire fleet sustainable for the coming.

750 TEU container shippers from JR Shipping, MV Endeavor and MV Energy have already been fitted with Value Maritime’s unique carbon capture and filtration system. JR Shipping has now signed for six additional vessels, MV Enforcer, MV Endurance, MV Ensemble, MV Emotion, MV Empire, MV Elysee to be retrofitted, continuing their fleet-wide program. This makes JR Shipping Value Maritime’s largest customer with the carrier ready to install the most VM Filtree systems to date.

Emission reduction mission

Over the past three years, JR Shipping and Value Maritime have consistently worked to reduce carbon emissions, reduce the environmental footprint of the fleet and stay ahead of IMO targets. Both companies are building momentum and combining their knowledge and resources to take significant steps in reducing emissions and decarbonizing short sea shipping.

Sander Schakelaar, Managing Owner – JR Shipping Group “The necessary path to a sustainable future is capturing the attention of the shipping industry worldwide. The transition to sustainable shipping can only be accelerated if we turn the Green Deal into a profitable deal. Together with Value Maritime, we mapped out the possibilities for a fleet-wide program. We worked on the basis that shipowners can only invest to a limited extent in new installations, so our main objective was to generate sustainability with long-term return prospects! We are convinced that the innovative Filtree system, developed in-house by Value Maritime engineers, can play an important role in the energy transition of our industry.

Carbon filtering, capture and storage

The six vessels will be equipped with Value Maritime’s Filtree system, a carbon capture module and a CO2 battery to capture and store CO2 on board. The system, suitable for existing and new vessels, is based on a unique technology that filters sulfur and ultrafine particles from the exhaust gases and purifies the washing water. In addition, a patented CO2 capture and storage module is integrated into the system. The CO2 batteries will be discharged and discharged in greenhouses in Europe where the CO2 will be reused to grow crops or flowers.

Value Maritime has established an extensive service network to replace batteries in major ports. This will result in a 100% circular solution.

Maarten Lodewijks, co-founder and director – Value Maritime “From the beginning, JR Shipping has embraced the concept of making its fleet more sustainable with a green and financial dividend. We were always aligned in our thinking and that’s why our combined goals were always going to come true. There was never any doubt. We are very grateful for their loyalty and unwavering confidence in our emission reduction technology.

Benefits for the container loader market using VM technology

Full compliance with sulfur emission regulations while continuing to operate on economical fuel gives a competitive advantage.
In addition to sulphur, particulates are also filtered out of the exhaust gases, providing an additional environmental benefit.
The CO₂ is stored and reused with the capture and storage module, which reduces the ecological footprint of the vessel.
Installation can be completed in days during routine berths, with virtually no downtime.

JR Shipping Group and Value Maritime will continue to cooperate to take advantage of any opportunity that arises – no matter how small – to help reduce pollution in shipping activities.
Source: JR Shipping, Maritime Value

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