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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Current news

New voyage to Morocco:
IFR 139, Northern Europe – Morocco


On large vessels from Rotterdam and Hamburg:
For those who have no time for week long trips to Asia, here's an opportunity to take a short trip on one of the "big ones".
Voyage IFR 125, e.g. Rotterdam – Le Havre, about 6 days, starting at €600.00
Voyage IFR 126, e.g. Hamburg – Le Havre, about 8 days, starting at €800.00


Now again from Hamburg to Singapore or Hong Kong:
IFR 600, Northern Europe – Asia


Under German ship command from Hamburg to the Baltic Sea:
IFR 110 E, Poland – Sweden


From Hamburg to Brasil and Uruguay:
IFR 345, Northern Europe – South America-East Coast


New quick voyage to Brasil:
IFR 340, Northern Europe – Brasil