This weekend, a vessel of the Japanese company ONE (Ocean Network Express) made its first port of call equipped with a new device: a wind deflector on the bow.
One Trust is the only of a series of six 20,170 TEU container ships to be equipped with this device.
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The installation was carried out at the Quindao Beihai Shipyard in China; this equipment should improve the aerodynamics of the container ship while reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
This experiment is part of the shipowners’ energy transition strategy by reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. It also demonstrates the efforts made by maritime transport to reduce its carbon footprint.
Reference: Haropa Port