AtoB@C Shipping has taken delivery of the second newbuild in its series of 5,350 dwt plug-in hybrid vessels, Stellamar.

According to AtoB@C, the vessel can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50 percent compared to the present generation of ships due to its shore power connectivity and large battery installation.

Stellamar is designed to carry a wide range of bulk and breakbulk products, such as steel, forest products, fertilisers and project cargoes. The vessel has a long unobstructed deck, which enables the loading of more deck cargo and longer project cargoes than the current vessels in the fleet.

The crew accommodation and the bridge are located at the bow, which optimises the cargo capacity and improves the visibility and safety of navigation, added AtoB@C.

The series includes 12 plug-in hybrid vessels from Chowgule & Company. The third newbuild, Ecomar, was launched at the shipyard at the start of the year, while the first in the series, Electramar, joined the fleet towards the end of 2023.