CMA CGM to Fit 10 Ships With New Bulbous Bows

French container shipping company CMA CGM Group says it will be retrofitting 10 additional vessels with new bulbous bows that are better suited for current operating speeds. The bulbous bow is the protruding bulb at the bow of the ship below the waterline, and because of their influence on the vessel’s wave resistance, their design has a major impact on the vessel … [Read more...]

Nose Job Leads to Big Savings for Clipper Multi-Purpose Vessel

International shipping company, Clipper Group, says it has achieved an overall fuel savings of about 8.5% from a new bulbous bow recently installed on a 2011-built multipurpose vessel. Clipper says that an in-house technical management team decided on a new bulbous bow while working on fuel efficiency and energy consumption optimization. For the project, the team chose … [Read more...]