Aker Clean Hydrogen and Kuehne+Nagel to work on shipping
Both companies aim to expand Kuehne+Nagel’s green fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia and methanol.
Aker Clean Hydrogen (clean hydrogen, ammonia and methanol producer) and Kuehne+Nagel (sea logistics provider) will decarbonise the maritime logistics sector by offering green container transport.
The first vessels with engines that can run on these fuel alternatives are in production and expected to hit the waters in 2024.
Both companies want to help scale fossil-free shipping early on through the partnership. While Aker Clean Hydrogen will secure access to green fuels, Kuehne+Nagel handle the booking of contracts for environmentally friendly containers in cooperation with their carrier partners.
The partnership will contribute to a low-carbon business model and help provide certified green container shipment.
Aker Clean Hydrogen and Kuehne+Nagel are already in advanced discussions with container ship owners who share fossil-free shipping ambition and want to convert to hydrogen, ammonia, and methanol engines.
Through partnerships with these carriers, Kuehne+Nagel’s customers will in the future be able to purchase the appropriate amount of green fuels for their cargo via the Mass-Balance-Concept and instantly avoid CO2 emissions in their supply chains.
Arne Faaberg, MD of Kuehne+Nagel Norway, said, “The Mass-Balance-Concept is crucial in the transition towards replacing fossil fuels with green fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia.”
Knut Nyborg, CEO of Aker Clean Hydrogen, commented, “With Kuehne+Nagel’s Mass-Balance-Concept and green fuel from our planned hydrogen, ammonia and methanol projects around the world, we are well placed in the transition towards a more sustainable future for global shipping.”