JR Shipping will retrofit another six vessels with exhaust gas cleaning Filtree and carbon capture systems from Value Maritime.

Shortsea specialist JR Shipping has already equipped its 750 teu container feeders Endeavor and Energy with the systems, and a further six vessels in the fleet will benefit from the Filtree technology.

Sander Schakelaar, managing owner at JR Shipping, said: “The transition to sustainable shipping can only be accelerated if we turn the Green Deal into a profitable deal. Together with Value Maritime, we mapped out the possibilities for a fleet-wide programme. We worked on the basis that shipowners can only invest to a limited extent in new installations, so our main goal was generating sustainability with return prospects in the long run. We are convinced that the innovative Filtree system, developed in-house by Value Maritime engineers, can play an important role in the energy transition of our industry.”

The system, suitable for both existing and new vessels, filters sulphur and ultra-fine particles from the exhaust gases and purifies wash water. In addition, a patented CO2 capture and storage module is integrated into the system. CO2 batteries will be offloaded and discharged at greenhouses in Europe where the CO2 will be re-used to grow crops or flowers.  

JR Shipping operates its own fleet, comprising container feeder, multipurpose and offshore service vessels, and provides all-round ship management services to third parties.