Front row, L to R: Christophe Savi (President of Trammo SAS) and Dai Shenqi (Commercial Director, Sinogas), Rear row, L to R: Pierre-Alexis Jonchere (Chartering & Operations Assistant Manager, Trammo), Martin Hurel (Vice President, Trading, Trammo), Asle Sjosaether (Shipbroker, Grieg), Liu Jichun (Chairman & Owner, Wideshine), Liu Luhui (Commercial Manager, Wideshine), Thomas Passerieux (Chartering & Operations Manager, Trammo) and Guan Yuheng (Assistant to the Chairman, Wideshine). Not pictured: Zhou Jinhao (Chartering Manager, Sinogas).

Trammo Navigation Pte. Ltd., a Singaporean subsidiary of U.S. company Trammo, Inc., one of the world’s leading independent ammonia trader, distributor and transporter, and Tianjin Southwest Maritime Limited, the Chinese affiliate of Guangzhou-based shipowner Wideshine Enterprise Limited, has last week signed contracts for the long-term charter of one handy 25,000 CBM and two (up to four) mid-size 41,000 CBM newbuild vessels with dual fuel ammonia engines for expected delivery as from 2026.

These LPG carriers have been designed for Trammo’s ammonia trade and will be powered by WinGD’s dual fuel ammonia engines. Trammo is committed to decarbonizing its shipping fleet and striving to meet the 2030 goals of the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy. It is intended that the vessels will consume ammonia as fuel to reduce carbon emissions by burning carbon neutral fuels. The vessels will be equipped with additional eco features such as shaft generators and paints produced using the latest technology to improve hydrodynamic efficiency and lower fuel consumption.

These vessels are expected to be in Trammo’s prime fleet for trading in Europe, and they will further push Trammo’s goal of reducing carbon shipping emissions and will include the world’s first handy-size ammonia-fueled vessels.

The close collaboration between Trammo and Wideshine on this project has further strengthened a relationship that has existed between the two companies for several years.  Among other things, it has encompassed the long-term time charter of the LPG/C “Hong Jin”, a unique handy-size Chinese-flagged LPG carrier used for international as well as domestic trade.

“In addition to fulfilling our commercial requirements, this ambitious project that we are embarking on with our partner Wideshine reflects our strong commitment to reduce carbon emissions from shipping,” says Christophe Savi, Trammo’s Global Ammonia Product Manager.

Source: Trammo