Ecologically sensitive travelling

The by far most eco-friendly way of cargo transportation is carriage by sea.


Freighter voyages Pfeiffer - Ecologically sensitive travelling - CO2 emission



An airplane emits 70 times more CO2 than a large container vessel.

This environmental aspect receives an ever-increasing role for our passengers. Not only Sten Nadolnys novel “The discovery of slowness” has promoted awareness of a different kind of travel. More and more of our customers use freighter voyages to experience a slow and eco-friendly alternative to flying by plane, or to “experience distances”.


There are many passengers who use a break, a sabbatical year, on a cargo ship to visit a distant continent or to make parts of a world journey.


We gladly assist you in reaching unusual destinations!


One of our customer described it very suitable: “A Freighter voyage is decelerated travelling”


We also want to praise our shipping companies who have made great effort to improve eco-friendly shipping by sea. Here are some examples:


  • „Slow Steaming“ (slow driving with lower fuel consumption)
  • Electric power supplies at the ports
  • Biological wastewater treatment aboard
  • Ballast water cleaning and treatment
  • Environmentally friendly hull paint
  • Reduction of sulfuric emissions
  • Exhaust gas cleaning with exhaust gas scrubber
  • First vessels with liquid bivalent fuel (LNG)
  • Strict rules aboard: no throwing of garbage into the sea

These are just examples emphasizing the ecological awareness of our shipping companies.
One last thing to keep in mind and maybe to think about:


“Our” ships are manufactured for the transportation of goods and wares. Therefore, taking passengers has no real environmental impact, in contrast to a cruise ship.

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Available on short notice, in the area of North and Baltic Sea:
IFR 109 A, 20.05.
IFR 110 B, 05.06.17, 2 cabins, German ship command
IFR 110 C, 27.05.
IFR 114 B, 28.05.
IFR 114 C, 25.05.
IFR 118 A, 20.05.
IFR 104 A, IFR 104 B, IFR 104 C, various dates in May