MOL moves ahead with bow wind-shields for larger boxships

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has ramped up its bow wind-shield designs for larger boxships. Together with Samsung Heavy Industries, MOL has received an approval in principle for its latest large Bow Wind-Shield, which the Japanese carriers believes will cut CO2 output by 2 to 4% on ultra large containerships.

MOL first developed and installed a bow wind-shield for mid-sized containerships in 2015, and confirmed CO2 reduction by about 2 % in real-running conditions two years ago.

Since then MOL teamed with Samsung Heavy to make this technology applicable for the largest boxships afloat.

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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