V.Ships France to manage Dual Fuel Methanol Container Vessels for X-Press Feeders

Global ship management company, V.Ships France, has signed a Ship Management Agreement with Eastaway France, a subsidiary of X-Press Feeders, the world’s largest independent feeder carrier, for the technical management of four methanol-powered dual fuel vessels.

The four newbuild, 1,170 TEU container vessels will sail under the French Flag and will operate across Europe. The first vessel will be delivered from the shipyard in summer 2024, and the last by the middle of September 2024. These vessels will be the first such vessels operated under the French Flag.

Thierry Sarazin, Managing Director of V.Ships France, commented: “I am delighted to have signed the agreement with Eastaway to manage their four new vessels, demonstrating our dual fuel experience and high standard of service.

Jean-François Luiggi, Managing Director, Eastaway France Ship Management, said: “This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Eastaway as we embark on the journey towards sustainable shipping.”

X-Press Feeders’ first feeder services, using dual-fuel vessels powered by green methanol, will be on the Rotterdam-Antwerp Bruges-Riga-Klaipeda-Rotterdam and Rotterdam-Antwerp Bruges-Helsinki-Tallinn-Kotka routes starting in 2024’s third quarter.

V.Ships France is currently managing six dual fuel vessels (3 LPG and 3 LNG dual fuel), including two LNG bunker vessels, for which they also manage the LNG bunkering operations.
Source: V. Ships

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