The Ever Alot is the largest container ship in the world. Image Credit: CSSC
The new favorite as the world’s largest container ship is expected to run on HSFO using a scrubber.
New 24,000 TEU boxship Never much has just been launched, the China State Shipbuilding Company said in a statement posted on its website last week. The vessel is fitted with a hybrid scrubber, as well as a bulbous bow, large diameter propellers and energy saving ducts.
The ship was built for Evergreen line, which took delivery over the past year of a series of large covered vessels fitted with a scrubber.
The launch of the new vessel demonstrates the long-term prospects for the use of HSFO as a bunker fuel, with the vessel likely to be operated until the 2040s.
The demand for HSFO is increasing worldwide. Image Credit: Ship & Bunker / Data Credit: MPA / Port of Rotterdam / AMP
In Singapore HSFO sales have been 25.6% of the total in January-November 2021, from 21% at the same time a year earlier. In Rotterdam the share was 26.3% in the the first three quarters of last year, from 26.2% one year earlier. And Panama‘s january-november The HSFO share was 18.5% last year, against 11% in the same period of 2020.
These new wastewater treatment plants have been favored by tariff incentives, the gap between VLSFO and HSFO having widened considerably last year. The global premium VLSFO over HSFO was $ 153 / tonne by the end of 2021, against $ 79.50 / mt at the start of the year, depending on Ship and holdthe G20 price index of 20 main ports, an augmentation of 92%.