Tag: future of shipping
Date: May 4, 2012
From eco-shipping to survival through innovation, we’ve been keeping an eye on the most interesting maritime news. Here’s a selection of green themed articles from the past week:
The next generation cargo ship – The Wind Challenger Project, set up by the University of Tokyo, aims to substantially reduce fuel consumption by large merchant vessels. The key idea is to utilise giant retractable sails, 20m wide by 50m high, to make maximal use of wind energy. DigInfo.tv reports that the group has done simulations for shipping routes, with the results indicating that hybrid ships with sails and engines could reduce annual fuel consumption by about 30% on average.