Maersk Vessels to Have 'Nose Job'

By Finance

Maersk Company to cut off some container vessel bulbous bows as part of undertakings already performed across its fleet to reduce fuel expenses.
Research made by Maersk Maritime Technology defined that the bulbous hull form – primarily developed to even out the waves created alongside the ship and thus reduce the power requirement – is incongruent with initiatives to enhance energy efficiency.
Writing in the Maersk is reportedly they can shave up to 2 per cent off the bunker bill by replacing the bulb with a new design. However, because retrofits is going to be both costly and time-consuming, individual business cases will need to be developed for every class of containervessel.
These main changes are being made at China’s Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry.