During 2020 we reduced our CO2 emissions more than we reduced the distance we sailed. Our fleet became more modern and energy efficient with the introduction of three next generation E-Flexer ferries, the introduction of the AI assistant Stena Fuel Pilot on five more vessels as well as the introduction of green shore power connection in Kiel. The Global Sulphur Cap introduced on 1 January 2020 led to a sharp decline in sulphur emissions when our whole Irish Sea fleet switched to low sulphur fuel. We also increased the use of renewable electricity in the shore operation.
The electrification of shipping has only just began. We see a great potential for battery powered vessels on several of our short-sea shipping routes in the future.
Since 2018 Stena Line is operating the battery hybrid vessel Stena Jutlandica on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route, using battery power for manoeuvring and powering the bow thrusters when the ship is in port. Latest 2030 we will introduce the fossil-free vessel concept Stena Elektra on the same route.