Viridis Bulk Carriers has received approval from a second classification society for its design of the world’s first ammonia-fuelled bulker.

The Norwegian shipowner plans to build five 5,000-dwt shortsea bulk carriers that will run off the chemical to achieve zero-carbon shipping.

The company is a joint venture between Norwegian shipowner Mosvolds Rederi and its green shipping spin-off Amon Maritime, in partnership with Faroese owner Navigare Logistics.