Hagland Shipping has ordered an additional self-discharging bulk carrier of 5000 DWT with Royal Bodewes. Two such vessels are already under construction at the Dutch shipyard. The optimised vessels comply with IMO Tier III through a plug-in battery hybrid solution.

Hagland aims to achieve greener short sea shipping through reduced local and global greenhouse gases and reduced noise. The three new vessels will replace older vessels with traditional propulsion systems.

Compared to the oldest vessels in Hagland’s existing fleet, the vessels are expected to reduce CO2 emissions by more than forty per cent and NOx emissions by ninety to 95 per cent from delivery. The vessels will also be prepared for zero-emission technology.

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The vessel is scheduled to be delivered mid-2023 while the two sisters are scheduled to be delivered this summer and during Q1 2023 respectively. All the ships will fly the NIS flag (Norwegian International Ship registry). The total investment for this ship will be about NOK 150 million (about 15 million euros), totalling NOK 430 million (about 43.1 million euros) for the series of newbuilds.


The newbuilding contracts have been entered into on the basis of substantial support from ENOVA, which has been instrumental for the realisation of the project. This project is also supported by the fleet renewal program for short sea shipping. Enova SF is owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment. The organisation contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, development of energy and climate technology and a strengthened security of supply.