Is this the world’s most eco-friendly ship? (Video)

Flagship car carrier goes green with huge top-deck solar energy system More than 900 solar panels have been installed on the top deck of a new Japanese car carrier which can lay claim to be one of the world’s most environmentally-friendly seafaring transport vessels. Drive Green Highway, which can carry up to 7,500 vehicles, was launched…

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New Energy-saving Windshield Installed on Containership MOL MARVEL for Demonstration Test

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has started demonstration tests of a new windshield for containerships, which has the potential to reduce wind resistance, save fuel, and reduce CO2 emissions. MOL jointly developed the device with MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd, Ouchi Ocean Consultant, Inc., Akishima Laboratory (Mitsui Zosen) Inc., and the University of Tokyo. The…

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Marine and Maritime Institute appoints Shell Professor

The University of Southampton has appointed ship science expert Dr Dominic Hudson as the Shell Professor of Ship Safety and Efficiency, a position funded by a significant philanthropic gift made to the University this year. Professor Hudson’s research will focus on improving the safety and efficiency of shipping operations. Funded by Shell Shipping & Maritime,…

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CMA CGM continues its fleet’s energy and consumption optimizations by retrofitting 10 of its vessels’ bulbous bows

– In addition to the 15 vessels that have already been retrofitted, 10 vessels’ bulbous bows will be modified, bringing the total to 25 optimized vessels – All ships that have entered CMA CGM fleet since 2014 were designed with bulbous bows that are already adapted to current operating speeds – Since 2005, the CMA…

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Green energy from ‘underwater kites’!

Creative way to harvest ocean power   Remember the days when you owned a kite and looked forward to windy weather to try it out? The stronger the wind, the faster your kite flew. It was great fun! Now imagine capturing that energy by attaching a turbine to the kite – then plunging it into…

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