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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

52649874471 025a783435 oThe Ubuntu fleet is named after the Zulu word meaning ‘humanity to others’. (Image source: Anglo American)

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.”