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New Ship Shape Claims 60% Fuel Savings

September 20, 2013



The designer claims potential fuel and emission savings of 60% and 80% respectively


Norway is no stranger to maritime innovation, as the small Scandinavian country with a population just north of five million (according to most recent statistics from the World Bank) has a strong historical and current affinity towards anything to do with the sea. In addition, Norwegians are traditionally a population that considers environmental matters a top concern, so it’s little surprise to see continued commercial maritime innovation emanating from Norway.

Vindskip from Lade AS is a patented hybrid merchant vessel designed for sustainable sea transport. The designer claims potential fuel and emission savings of 60% and 80% respectively, courtesy of the highly unusual hull shape that is designed to essentially act as an air foil.

It’s designer claims, through information available on its website at that the design meets all MARPOL Annex VI regulation requirements, as well as the new chapter 4 to Annex VI on regulations pertaining to energy efficiency.


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