Seaspan Receives LR Approval for Next Generation Feeder Ship Design

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to Seaspan Corporation for its groundbreaking Next Generation Feeder Ship Design, the classification society announced.

The innovative vessel, developed by Technolog, measures 198m in length. The ship is future-proofed in its design and can be efficiently converted from LNG to ammonia fuel during its lifetime, meeting the current market demands and future developments.

Technolog’s feeder ship design will initially use LNG but can transition to ammonia propulsion during its operational lifecycle.

The AiP completion process for the feeder ship design underscores Seaspan’s commitment to support its customers’ decarbonisation efforts.

The three partners, LR, Seaspan and Technolog, are in anticipation to start working on phase 2 of the project, which will focus on a dual fuel ammonia Feeder Vessel.

The project builds on the previous work LR has conducted with Seaspan Corporation. Seaspan is a founding partner of several LR Safety Tech Accelerator initiatives, including “Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation” and “Cargo Fire and Loss Innovation.”

Seaspan and LR are also collaborating on initiatives focusing on how the energy transition is affecting seafarer safety. 

Peter Jackson, SVP of Assets and Technology at Seaspan Corporation, said: “Seaspan and LR have partnered to address important topics for many years, and this is an excellent result of one of those partnerships. Technolog’s input has also provided a creative solution and demonstrated their leadership in the ship design and Feeder Ship segment.”