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Anglo American loads first LNG dual-fuelled vessel

The Ubuntu fleet is named after the Zulu word meaning ‘humanity to others’. (Image source: Anglo American)

Anglo American’s newly launched LNG dual-fuelled Capesize+ vessel, the Ubuntu Harmony, has loaded the first cargo of iron ore from its Kumba operations in South Africa

The vessel is one of 10 LNG dual-fuelled ships that Anglo American will introduce to its chartered fleet. Together, they are expected to reduce 35% of CO2 emissions compared to ships fuelled by conventional marine oil fuel. 

The Ubuntu fleet is a key component of Anglo American’s ambition to achieve carbon-neutrality for its controlled ocean freight by 2040 – with an interim target to reduce emissions from these activities by 30% by 2030 – all part of Anglo American’s wider ambition to halve Scope 3 emissions by 2040.

Peter Whitcutt, CEO of Anglo American’s marketing business, said, “We are proud to see the Ubuntu Harmony begin its voyage transporting future-enabling products from our mines to our customers around the world. This milestone cements our vision to be a leader in low carbon shipping, a natural extension of our commitment to achieve carbon neutrality across our operations by 2040.”

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