Shrinking ship bubbles ‘could counteract climate change’

Getting ships to generate smaller bubbles as they sail across the oceans could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests. Scientists from University of Leeds, UK, say this would create a brighter wake behind a vessel and reflect more sunlight back into...

Takis (Panayiotis) Pappas Joins Silverstream

New Senior Naval Architect joins following increasing demand in Silverstream’s air lubrication system. Takis Pappas has 20 years of experience working within the shipping industry…Continue Reading | All About Shipping

Cost-wary Ship Designers Look to Tuna Skin and Drones

Britain’s Lloyd’s Register, is working on a project to fit a ship’s hull with fans that blow a layer of bubbles to the vessel’s bottom, helping it glide more easily through the water, thereby burning less fuel. Read More | Reuters

Silverstream Welcomes New Naval Architect

Silverstream has expanded its Technical Team with the addition of Senior Naval Architect, Panayiotis (Takis) Pappas. Bringing many years of experience throughout the industry, Takis’ skillset perfectly complements the current Team. Having joined 3 months ago, he has...

Trademarking Silverstream

Ahead of impending commercialisation, Silverstream has become a Registered Community Trade Mark in Europe with registrations pending in other key global territories. Silverstream’s innovative air lubrication system is currently undergoing extensive sea trials on...

Green tech sets new standards

Sustainable shipping has been something of a buzzword in recent times as the shipping industry struggles to emerge from five years of economic downturn, but at the same time faces the challenges of new and emerging maritime regulation on the environment. Continue...

Saving fuel on a carpet of bubbles

A new air lubrication system devised by the London-based DK Group helps reduce seagoing vessels’ fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 10%. Continue reading | Lloyd’s Register Horizons

Generating efficiencies from thin air

Air lubrication systems are a credible technology for ships saving fuel, and therefore costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Noah Silberschmidt from DK Group describes the impact on the global fleet. Continue reading | HANSA International Maritime Journal