New technology set to help (not so) old container ships save energy

In an environment where slow-steaming is set to stay for good, and with virtually all newly-ordered ships designed for lower service speeds, the question must be asked: What to do with all the ships that were built before the big slowdown?

Over-sized and thirsty main engines that deliver way more power than today’s leisurely-paced main line services require, will be nails in the coffins of numerous container vessels, including many a ship of fairly young age.

Nevertheless, there are lots of ships in the market that do no longer fit today’s requirements, but which are far too modern and far to young to recycle. A recent article on Maerskline.com sheds some light on the potential that conversions might have to adapt such vessels to the today’s needs.

Read about the cooperation between MAN Diesel & Turbo, Maersk Line and DTU Mekanik.

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