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MSC buys air bubble system for 30 of the company's coming container vessels

30 of MSC's coming container vessels will be equipped with an air bubble lubrication system that could save millions of tonnes of CO2. The order is the largest ever for the technology developer, Silverstream Technologies.

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Container carrier MSC has entered an agreement to install air bubble technology on 30 of the carrier's coming container vessels.

Developed by Silverstream Technologies, the system functions by developing a layer of small bubbles on the flat underside of the hull and thus lessens the friction between the water and the ship.

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