Lloyd’s Register Awards AiP to Seaspan for Pioneering Feeder Ship Design

Innovative vessel design positions Seaspan at the forefront of maritime decarbonisation

Left to right: Britta Wodecki (Technolog), Peter Jackson (Seaspan), Dimitrios Panagopoulos (Seaspan), Fridtjof Rohde (Technolog), Colin Rawlins (Lloyd’s Register), Helge Voigt (Technolog), Hans-Jürgen Voigt (Technolog)

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Seaspan Corporation for its groundbreaking Next Generation Feeder Ship Design. The vessel, developed in collaboration with ship design firm Technolog, measures 198 meters in length and boasts a future-proof design that can transition from LNG to Ammonia Fuel. This flexibility ensures it can operate efficiently in current markets while being ready for future sustainability demands.

The AiP achievement highlights Seaspan’s dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions that support the decarbonisation journeys of its customers. By partnering with Technolog and LR, Seaspan has created a design that not only meets today’s market requirements but also anticipates future maritime challenges and opportunities.

“The completion of the AiP process is a significant milestone,” said Andy McKeran, Chief Commercial Officer at Lloyd’s Register. “It underscores Seaspan’s commitment to excellence and sustainability in maritime transportation. LR remains committed to supporting industry leaders like Seaspan in their pursuit of innovative solutions that drive positive change and set new standards for the future of shipping.”

Seaspan’s Next Generation Feeder Ship exemplifies the future direction of ship design. The completion of the AiP process by Seaspan, Technolog, and LR paves the way for further advancements in feeder vessel technology, essential in an industry facing rapid evolution.

The project builds on the robust collaboration between Seaspan and LR, which has included several LR Safety Tech Accelerator initiatives. These initiatives, such as the “Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative” and the “Cargo Fire and Loss Innovation Initiative,” focus on improving safety and sustainability in maritime operations. Additionally, Seaspan and LR are working on projects examining how the energy transition impacts seafarer safety.

Peter Jackson, SVP of Assets and Technology at Seaspan Corporation, emphasized the importance of partnerships in achieving these milestones. “We are committed to providing creative solutions to our customers in support of their decarbonisation journey,” Jackson stated. “The best way to do this is through collaborations with industry leaders like LR and Technolog. This achievement is an excellent result of such partnerships, showcasing Technolog’s leadership in ship design and the feeder ship segment.”

The successful AiP for the Next Generation Feeder Ship marks the beginning of phase two of the project, focusing on the development of a DF Ammonia Feeder Vessel. This phase aims to further enhance the vessel’s sustainability credentials, ensuring it remains at the cutting edge of maritime technology.

LR, Seaspan, and Technolog eagerly anticipate the advancements and innovations that phase two will bring, further cementing their roles as leaders in the transition towards a more sustainable maritime industry.

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