The shipping industry’s ageing and polluting feeder fleet is in need of an emissions angel. In 2005, 35% of Sulphur deposition in coastal areas originated from international shipping while 20% of Nitrogen deposits in coastal areas came from ships, according to the same report (Main Report Shipping, 2013). Danish-led initiative, Green Ship of the Future (GSF), set out to change this, undertaking the Regional ECOFeeder project in 2016 to inspire a “responsible” renewal of the feeder fleet.
Air lubrication has also been included in the design, utilising corporate partner Silverstream Technologies to provide a solution tailored to the vessel.
Silverstream have released a new animation demonstrating the workings of its air lubrication technology. “Given the public-facing, higher-profile nature of cruise lines in particular – and the fact that they operate in busy port environments subject to green legislation – operators need to be able to trust the improvement benefits that manufacturers claim their technologies can deliver.” Read More | Ship & Bunker
Silverstream Technologies is proud to launch a new animation showcasing the Silverstream® System. In the animation viewers can learn how our system is built and installed, how it functions, and what effect this has on the energy efficiency of the vessel.
The Silverstream® System provides a means-tested, independently validated path for shipowners and operators to realise real improvements in sustainability and reductions in fuel costs. With bunker prices expected to increase thanks to new sulphur regulations coming into force in 2020, proven clean technologies such as the Silverstream® System will be essential in bringing about a cheaper, greener shipping industry.
The commercial success of the Silverstream® System air lubrication technology has set a new industry benchmark for proving the benefits of undergoing a rigorous and transparent testing and validation process following the success of its landmark sea trials. Silvestream Technologies continues to gather data from ongoing sea trials, applying the knowledge gleaned from this process to ensure that the Silverstream® System is continually developed and improved to run at the optimum operational efficiency.
Silverstream Technologies has signed a contract with another major cruise line to retrofit its Silverstream System technology on one of its vessels. The Silverstream System is an air lubrication technology available which can be installed to both newbuilds and retrofits, even during a short dry docking.
Silverstream Technologies (Silverstream) Tuesday announced that it has signed a new contract to retrofit its Silverstream System air lubrication technology on a vessel of a major cruise line – an order Silverstream says demonstrates the pressure within the shipping industry for enhanced operational efficiencies, increased bunker savings, and reduced emissions. Read More
The 10th Symposium on High-Performance Marine Vehicles (HIPER) was held in Cortona, Italy. The theme of the conference – future and futuristic technologies for ships and shipping – attracted some 70 participants with a very interdisciplinary and international flavour.” Read More
The award recognises Silverstream’s contribution to increasing standards and driving uptake for clean technologies within the shipping industry. Read More