Cooling worksuits trialled

Cooling worksuits trialled

Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is trialling specialized cooling-work suits for crewmembers, developed by Osaka-based Teijin, on one of its ships.

The goal of the trial is to prevent crewmembers from heatstroke and reduce their workload. The work uniforms are equipped with rechargeable cooling fans for them working under intense heat on a ship in service between Japan and the Middle East where temperatures regularly exceed 40 degrees.

The fans draw in outside air and circulate it between the two layers of the uniform, which covers both the front and back of the body. The air flows evenly throughout the uniform, providing a significant cooling effect.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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1 Comment

  1. Sunil
    April 10, 2018 at 1:49 am

    I am already roasted, withstood for 35 years……