The SC Connector arrived at Matrans Rotterdam Terminal in Eemhaven on Tuesday, 12 January, at 7:00 a.m. Last year, this vessel from shipping company Sea-Cargo was converted into a modern sailing ship. On behalf of Sea-Cargo, it is deployed on a scheduled service with other RoRo and breakbulk vessels between Western Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, and since last week also Sweden and Poland.
The SC Connector, built in 1997 for breakbulk and container cargo, was fitted out with so-called ‘rotor sails’ last year. These are masts that can generate energy for propulsion, making green sailing possible. The rotor sails are 35 metres high and 5 metres wide and can save 25% in CO2 emission and fuel consumption under favourable weather conditions. The SC Connector carries breakbulk – especially huge quantities of aluminium – between Norway, England and Rotterdam.
The SC Connector will depart on Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Energy in transition
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is committed to combating climate change and wants to play a leading role in the global energy transition. The reduction of CO₂ emissions and efficient use of raw and residual materials are important tasks for the Port Authority.
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