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 102,
Rotterdam – England

IFR 103,
Antwerp – England – France

IFR 103,
Antwerp – England – Scotland

IFR 104 A,
Rotterdam – Ireland

IFR 105 A,
Rotterdam – Norway

IFR 106,
Rotterdam – Sweden – Denmark

IFR 106 B,
The Netherlands – Norway

IFR 110,
Wilhelmshaven – Baltic Sea

IFR 113,
Brunsbuttel – Sweden

IFR 114 C,
Wilhelmshaven – England – Baltic Sea

IFR 118 A,
Hamburg – Denmark – Poland

IFR 118 B,
Bremerhaven – Russia – Finland

IFR 118 E,
Hamburg – England – Baltic – Poland

IFR 118 F,
Antwerp – Baltic – Finland

IFR 120,
Rotterdam – Iceland