Consortium Aims To Improve Container Ship Performance
By Jack Burke05 September 2018
Seven international companies are joining forces to develop container vessels that offer better performance and are more environmentally sound. The consortium, which is led by Dubai-based Zaitoun Green Shipping Ltd. (ZGS) and includes Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co. Ltd. (MHI-MME), also aims at creating a new business model for the container sector.
The seven companies in the consortium are each established experts in their own fields of expertise. MHI-MME, as a technology leader with energy saving solutions like capturing waste heat in vessels, is seen as being the innovative equipment and systems provider for the container vessel of the future.
The parties have agreed to establish a consortium team where each member company has an important role to play in developing and building a state-of-the-art container ship that features the highest possible levels of efficiency in all areas.
In addition to ZGS and MHI-MME, the other consortium companies are Wärtsilä, a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets; MacGregor Finland Oy (MCG), a leader in cargo system solutions; Carina Solutions (C4), a specialist company in project management and supply chain processes; Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), a leading developer of low-speed 2-stroke engines; and Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas, in particular liquefied natural gas (LNG).