Norwegian chemicals manufacturer Yara International has partnered with its subsidiary Yara Clean Ammonia and North Sea Container Line to commission what is claimed to be the world's first ammonia-powered container ship.

The Yara Eyde will provide emissions-free service along the 818 km/508 mile maritime corridor between Norway and Germany. The vessel is expected to eliminate 11,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually and afford a range of manufacturers the ability to decarbonize their international logistics chains. Starting in 2026, Norwegian companies will be able to trade their products emissions-free in and out of Norway.

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Yara Clean Ammonia plans to provide a mix of blue and green ammonia for the Yara Eyde. In blue ammonia production, CO2 emissions are captured at the source and stored underground, while green ammonia is made using renewable electricity.

Yara has already posted progress in improving the environmental sustainability of marine cargo transport. What is claimed to be the world’s most powerful sailing cargo ship will soon be plying the waters between Brazil and China. The favorable wind conditions on this trade route will help propel the Berge Olympus, a Newcastlemax bulker in the service of Berge Bulk equipped with four BARTech WindWings by Yara Marine Technologies that use wind power to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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