Time-Lapse – Building the ‘World’s Greenest Containership’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc_lFtDdkVg United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has hailed its new ultra-large container vessel (ULCV) ‘Barzan’ as the world's greenest containership. The MV Barzan was built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), Mokpo South Korea and is the lead ship in a new series of six LNG-ready, 18,800 TEU vessels that are said to set new standards … [Read more...]

New Ships 10% Less Fuel Efficient Than Those Built in 1990, Study Claims

A new study commissioned by the environmental groups Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment claims that new ships today are no more efficient than they were over twenty years ago, despite shipping industry claims to the contrary. In fact, the study, titled Historical trends in ship design efficiency, actually found the the average fuel efficiency of ships built in 2013 … [Read more...]

Post-Panamax Bulk Carrier Rides Air Bubble Blanket to Reduce Emissions

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced the delivery of the first of three post-panamax bulk carriers to achieve energy efficient operations through the use of an air bubble lubrication system. The recently delivered bulk carrier, MV Harvest Frost, is the first vessel of its size to use MHI's proprietary Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS), which reduces the drag … [Read more...]

Carnival Says Fuel Saving Initiative Helped Save $2.5 Billion

A multi-layered fuel savings initiative has helped Carnival Corporation reduce energy consumption by 24% and has led to $2.5 billion in savings since the program was launched in 2007, the world's largest cruise line said today. Carnival Corporation & plc released results from its multi-year "Fleet Fuel Conservation Program", which by the end of 2014 will have saved more … [Read more...]