Shipping company Maersk has is making great strides towards reducing the emissions of its fleet. Since 2007, the company has already reduced its emissions per ship by 17 percent and with a new order for 10 of the most efficient container ships to date, the company is well on its way to achieving its goal of a 25 percent reduction by 2020.
The new ship built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering company and called the Triple-E, emits half the carbon of the industry average for its class of container ship and 20 percent less carbon than the current title-holder, the Emma Maersk.
The ship is expected to use 35 percent less fuel than smaller ships. The ship is larger than the Emma Maersk, but has a slower top speed to increase the fuel economy. Other efficiency features include a waste heat recovery system that reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions by 9 percent and the ability for sulphur-scrubbers to be fitted to the ship.
The ship was also designed to be 90 percent recyclable. A so-called "passport" outlines and locates every component used in the ship so that all of the materials can be easily reused in future vessels.
The $190 million ships will start traveling between Asia and Europe in 2013 and the contract with Daewoo allows for 20 more ships to be ordered in the future.
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