Since 2021 the JR Shipping Group and Value Maritime have been intensively cooperating to meet the global challenge of making shipping more sustainable. 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, is based on a versatile technology that filters sulphur and ultra-fine particles from exhaust gas and purifies wash water. In addition, a patented CO2 capture and storage module is integrated into the system. The CO2 is stored in battery containers for reuse in other industries, with the carbon even being re-used to facilitate the growth of flowers and other crops. Value Maritime has set up an extensive service network to replace the batteries in main ports. This will result in a 100% circular solution.
The installation of the Filtree System and Carbon Capture takes place during the regular docking of MV Endeavor. Here are the immediate tangible results:
- MV Endeavor complies with sulphur emission regulations while still operating on cost-efficient fuel.
- In addition to sulphur, particulate matter is also filtered from the exhaust gases, which provides an additional environmental benefit.
- CO2 is stored and re-used with the capture and storage module, which reduces the vessel’s ecological footprint.
Sander Schakelaar, Managing Partner of JR Shipping Group, emphasises the double benefit of applying this unique sustainable technology. “The primary advantage is of course that we significantly reduce the ecological footprint of a container feeder vessel like MV Endeavor. An advantage for our clients – mainly container feeder vessels operators – is that our chartering partners can continue to sail on cost-efficient fuel.”
Since 2005, JR Shipping Group has been responsible for the operation of MV Endeavor, which was built in 2005 by Volharding Shipyards on behalf of the shipping company. The vessel has recently been refinanced with the participation of a diverse group of investors who have also signed for the sustainability operation.
Currently, MV Endeavor benefits from above-average charter rates that reflect the favourable market environment that has been in place since mid-2021. Because the Endeavor can continue to operate on basic fuel instead of the more expensive premium fuel, the vessel offers a significant competitive advantage.