Ingenuity abounds when it comes to inventing new methods for more climate-friendly propulsion of commercial vessels. Two Japanese companies will design detachable sails for a dry cargo ship of 183,000 dwt, the companies state.
Gearbulk has completed the renegotiation of charter contracts with Japanese shipowners, the carrier informs ShippingWatch after announcing cost saving measures last year as a result of a rough dry bulk market.
Golden Ocean outlines several areas that could be improved in order to reduce fuel consumption. Marine fouling is the area where improvements could be the largest, says the CEO in an interview with ShippingWatch.
In the spring, an unusually lucrative container market resulted in a record inflow of orders for new container capacity at shipyards in Asia. Orders were 60 percent higher than the previous record from 2005, according to Bimco.
Maersk Broker benefits from the upturn in container and dry bulk that characterized the first quarter. "A very reasonable way to start off the year," says CEO Anders Hald in an interview with ShippingWatch. For 2021 he expects a significantly better result than last year.