Maersk Line: Good alternatives to new eco ships

Existing ships can be upgraded to higher energy efficiency with a solid guarantee of a short repayment period and with limited investment, says Maersk Line's Head of Newbuildings, Michael Weigaard Heimann.

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There are specific and real savings to be made on fuel, the single largest expense for the ships, by upgrading the existing fleet instead of opting for the new environmental ships that are advertised heavily by the yards these days, says Maersk Line's Head of Newbuildings, Michael Weigaard Heimann. Upgrading, retrofitting, has the added, significant benefit for the shipping industry that it doesn't increase the massive overcapacity that will plague the industry in years to come.

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