Sea Change

We are North Sea Container Line, an integrated container logistics company

SEA CHANGE

Everything has to get from one place to the next, and for our environment, sea freight is the best way of moving goods. But we think we can do better. It’s time for a comprehensive change toward sustainable ship freight, a shift both in mindset and practice. It’s time for a sea change in our industry.

MOVING GOODS GETS BETTER

We will replace our fleet with methanol-powered ships. Two vessels are already in production, and their size means they’ll replace three of our current, diesel-powered ships. 

UN EMISSION GOALS 2050, REACHED IN 2025

As soon as our newbuilds are set into operation, we’re on our way to reach the UN’s emissions goals for 2050 already in 2025. We’re proud to spearhead this shift in the Norwegian market, and hope the rest of the industry follows.

WHY METHANOL?

In contrast with various other biofuels proposed to cut emissions, methanol is miscible in water, and is less hazardous to the environment, biodegrading quickly in the event of a spill. Methanol can be produced carbon neutral. We firmly believe that any solution shouldn’t create new problems, and that’s why we’ve opted for methanol as our sustainable fuel.

GREEN IS THE NEW DEFAULT

When there is a choice between using fossil fuels or more climate friendly fuels, the customer is given a choice. Ususally, this takes the form of opting in — for a little extra cost, you can choose the climate friendly way. We do the opposite. Methanol will be the default choice, and if our customers want to go the slightly cheaper route, using diesel, they will have to explicitly state that. It’s time for a course correction: we think green should be the default choice.

OUR NEW SHIPS

The two ships currently in production will be launched by 2024