Partners Set Out to Develop a More Efficient Containership

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 31, 2018

Consortium company executives at the agreement signing ceremony, left to right: Emmanuel Rousseau, GTT; Koichi Matsushita, MHI-MME; Kusakabe Atsuo, MHI-MME; Ibrahim Behairy, WinGD; Tommi Keskilohko, MacGregor; Stein Thorsager, Wärtsilä; Reetta Kaila, Wärtsilä; Mohamed Zaitoun, Zaitoun Green Shipping; Ari Viitanen, C4; Rudolf Wettstein, WinGD; and Arto Toivonen, MacGregor (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Consortium company executives at the agreement signing ceremony, left to right: Emmanuel Rousseau, GTT; Koichi Matsushita, MHI-MME; Kusakabe Atsuo, MHI-MME; Ibrahim Behairy, WinGD; Tommi Keskilohko, MacGregor; Stein Thorsager, Wärtsilä; Reetta Kaila, Wärtsilä; Mohamed Zaitoun, Zaitoun Green Shipping; Ari Viitanen, C4; Rudolf Wettstein, WinGD; and Arto Toivonen, MacGregor (Photo: Wärtsilä)

A consortium of maritime industry stakeholders has set out to develop a higher performing and more environmentally efficient container vessel. The group, which is led by Dubai based Zaitoun Green Shipping Ltd (ZGS), also aims at creating a new business model for the container sector.

The seven companies making up the consortium are each established experts in their own fields. The parties have agreed to establish a team where each member company has an important role to play in developing and building a state-of-the-art containership that features the highest possible levels of efficiency in all areas.

“There is a pressing need to address inefficiencies and to improve business practices in the shipping industry. A major challenge is that the suboptimal choice and utilization of onboard systems are hindering performance and hence, therefore, also profitability. This is an area we shall be focusing on,” said Stein Thorsager, Sales Director for Merchant & Gas Carriers in Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

Technology company Wärtsilä, with its broad portfolio of products, systems and integrated solutions, is seen as being the equipment and systems provider for the new container vessel.

In addition to ZGS and Wärtsilä, the other consortium companies are MacGregor Finland Oy (MCG), a leader in cargo system solutions; Carina Solutions (C4), a specialist company in project management and supply chain processes; Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), a leading developer of low-speed two-stroke engines; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment (MHI-MME), a provider of energy saving and environmental solutions; and Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas, in particular liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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