Shipping Regulators Plan to Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

SHIPPING IS A DIRTY BUSINESS. Since the late 19th century, when steam replaced wind as the main means of propulsion, ships have relied on filthy fossil fuels. Coal-fired steam has given way to internal-combustion engines. But these still burn stuff that is so gunky as...

The Importance of Proven Ship Efficiency Gains

There are any number of technologies that claim to provide substantial fuel savings for ships, but how well verified or real these are is often harder to quantify. Silverstream technologies specialises solely in installing air lubrication technology on vessels...

Silverstream Air Lubrication for Grimaldi Fleet

Silverstream Technologies’ Silverstream® System will be installed on 12 new Grimaldi group hybrid ro-ro vessels to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.The air lubrication technology, in operation since June 2017, produces a thin layer of micro-bubbles that...

Optimising Ships for Energy Efficiency

Interview with Dario Bocchetti, Energy Saving Manager at Grimaldi Group.  Saving energy has major advantages and no disadvantages. By implementing innovative technologies and smart policies to improve energy efficiency on our ships, we significantly reduce fuel...

Joyful Journeys for Chinese Guests

The unusual circumstances of Norwegian Joy’s genesis, which involved a complete change of the design concept for the on-board features to cater to the preferences of the Chinese market, required especially close cooperation between the yard, the owner and the...

Grimaldi Group Orders Six Hybrid Ro/Ro Vessels

In the framework of the expansion and modernisation programme of its owned fleet, the Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement for the construction of six ro/ro vessels, for a total investment worth over $400 million. The order has been awarded to the Chinese shipyard...