New bulb could bring massive fuel savings

Old container ships that use slow steaming can save five percent of their fuel consumption by changing their bulb, writes Danish engineer trade magazine Ingeniøren.

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Container ships could achieve significant fuels savings by sailing with the right bulb, writes Ingeniø

Ten years ago, container ships were built to sail as fast as possible, but today the economic crisis and higher fuel prices have removed the incentive to sail as fast as possible. This means that the ships built back then could achieve significant fuel optimization by changing their bulb.

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