10 Future Ships that Would Change the Face of the Shipping Industry

According to the latest report, shipping-related emissions account for 3% of the total global carbon emissions, and are expected to climb by 150-250% over the next 40 years. The time has come to overhaul and replace every aspect of the shipping industry in order to reduce its carbon foot-prints.

In the past few years, maritime industry has seen the “Green Revolution” being taken to an all new level with some of the finest eco-friendly technologies and vessels presented to the market. These eco-friendly ships, along with ocean-safe practices will drive the industry towards a greener future and also help in reducing the harmful effects of marine pollution.

We have compiled and brought to you a list of finest green ships and eco-friendly vessels that would definitely contribute towards making a worthwhile contribution to the marine environment.

1. Maersk’s Triple E- Vessels

When the 18000 TEU Triple-E container ships roll out in the market, they would be the biggest container ships in the world, featuring the finest green technologies with massive size.

Maersk’s Triple E- Vessel
Image for representation purpose only

These huge eco-friendly monster ships are sure to revolutionize the shipping industry.

2NYK’s Eco Ship 2030

NYK’s Eco Ship 2030 is a bold ship concept, which will take modern ship building to an all new level.

eco ship
Image Credits: nyk.com

Consisting of all types of Eco-friendly technologies that you can think of, the Eco Ship 2030 will run on fuel cell technology along with solar cells and wind sails. A green ship can’t get better than this.

3. STX Europe’s Eoseas

Eoseas is a five hulled pentamaran cruise ship concept by STX Europe. The ship would use LNG-Diesel, Solar, and Wind energy to reduce fuel consumption level. The vessel has an aim of reducing power consumption by 50%. Find out more about STX Eoseas Europe and its technologies

4. Eco Marine Power’s Wind-Solar Ship

The Eco Marine Power’s green ship project has been in the news for quite some time now.

Eco Marine Power’s Wind-Solar Ship
Image Credits: ecomarinepower.com

Supposed to be the first ship which would use rigid sails with photovoltaic cells, the Eco Marine Ship is surely one of the most promising future ships.

5. Shell’s FLNG – The Largest Floating Structure in the World

Shell is developing a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Facility, which when complete in 2017, will be the world’s first FLNG development and also the largest thing to float on the oceans.

Shell’s FLNG
Credits: Shell/YouTube

Though not technically a ship, this FLNG needs to be in the list for all the hype it has generated. Find out about the Shell’s FLNG.

6. Kawasaki Kisen’s Futuristic Car Carrier

The futuristic, next generation Kawasaki’s Kisen’s car carrier is one great ship, not just for its design but also for its “green quotient”. The ship intends to cut carbon emission by 40 % and will be capable of carrying 2000 cars. Find out more about the Kawasaki’s Kisen’s car carrier.

7. DNV’s Ecore

A concept launched together by FKAB, TGE Marine, Cargotec, and MAN Diesel & Turbo (DNV), ECore is a Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) which would not only lower the fuel costs and emissions but also improve the loading efficiency.

8. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ E/S Orcelle

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ E/S Orcelle is a concept of world’s first zero emission vessel. You heard it right – ZERO emission.

The E/S Orcelle, which is still under development with the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group, is slated to launch in the next 20 years, with the advent of renewable energy resources taking over – around 2025.

9. DNV’s Triality

DNV’s Triality is an eco-friendly Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) concept which aims at emitting 34% less carbon dioxide. Triality concept will make use of the dual fuel slow speed engines and will not require any ballast water.

10. Sauter Carbon Offset Design (SCOD)’s Green Tanker – 75% Reduction of Harmful Emissions

Sauter Carbon Offset Design (SCOD) unique tanker vessel concept aims very high reduction percentage of the noxious greenhouse gases – up to 75%. The cargo vessel will utilize Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), sails and solar energy as fuelling sources. The ship is expected to offer long term benefit in terms of cost and utility efficiency.

Do you know any other future ship?

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Raunek Kantharia is a marine engineer turned maritime writer and entrepreneur. After a brief stint at the sea, he founded Marine Insight in 2010. Apart from managing Marine Insight, he also writes for a number of maritime magazines and websites.

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  1. Academies and marine schools should be instructed about such development as soon as such improvement is in force, to let the present seafarers and the next generations up to date , so the worldwide marine and maritime people have the new views of such new building. CAPT.ATEF GOUDA a worldwide marine consultant , the Egyptian seafarers consultant office -Alexandria e.mail: atefserve@yahoo.com.

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