Lloyd's Register Boxes Clever

Press Release
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Container Terminal: Photo credit LR

A major research project by Lloyd’s Register (LR) has discovered a means to improve the way containers are handled and carried.

Containership owners and managers are forever seeking sleeker and more streamlined ways to load, stack and carry their boxes as vessel sizes continue to expand and economies of scale to match them accordingly.

The results of this new research project by LR means that in future, ultra-large container ships (ULCS) using the new method could potentially load up to 19% more cargo weight.

So what will be the impact of this breakthrough technology on global ports, trade routes, suppliers and differing ship sizes? And how will it affect the stowage, lashings and motions of ships coping with storms and extreme weather in mid-ocean?

Then the questions: When will the new Rules apply? And should I go ahead and order ships with these new Rules in mind?

LR answer these and many other key questions about this unusual breakthrough in the new January issue of Lloyd’s Register’s Horizons marine magazine.


Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


MARAD Funds Study on LNG As Propulsion Fuel

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced a $900,000 cooperative agreement with Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc. (TOTE) to further develop knowledge

USS Porter Hosts Career Day

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) hosted a group of 9th and 10th grade students from the International School of Vlore, Albania

Hempel at 'Danish Maritime Days' in Copenhagen

Hempel will take part in the Danish Maritime Days (DMD) event next week and make presentations at the DMD Technical Conference, which is being held in cooperation with Danish Maritime,

Container Ships

Recent Vessel Sales - September 2015

Vessel sales for September 2015 (as of October 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.   Date Reported - Vessel Name - DWT - Built - (Age) -

MARAD to Fund Study on LNG Conversions

MARAD provides funding to further study LNG as marine fuel for containerships The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced it has entered a $900,000 cooperative

Japan’s First ME-GI Engine Passes Factory Tests

The factory acceptance test (FAT) of the first ME-GI engine in Japan recently took place at the Tamano Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES),

Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2582 sec (4 req/sec)