ESL Shipping’s general cargo ship Eira was retrofitted with an additional silencer to the exhaust line of one of its auxiliary engines last month.

Noise emissions from ESL Shipping’s general cargo ship Eira reduced by 30%
Caption: General cargo ship Eira - Image courtesy of ESL Shipping

The aim of the retrofit was to decrease further noise emissions at port even though the vessel already fulfilled strict requirements before installation.

Auxiliary engines are used to power ship’s cranes during discharging and thus cannot be switched off at port.

The tests confirmed that the noise emissions at the quay area have reduced remarkably – almost 30 %. This remarkable reduction has a clear impact to noise emissions in the nearby areas and highlights ESL Shipping’s aim to be ahead of regulatory requirements.

Source: ESL Shipping