Vessel redirects – in the name of profit rather than the planet
The Cape of Good Hope dilemma
Shipping newspaper Tradewinds has revealed that Maersk is planning to replace the bulbous noses long favoured by container ship designers, which became de rigeur in the era of ships sailing speeds averaging 25 knots. Now that speeds are well below that, they actually create more friction. Although retrofitting vessel bows represents a huge cost, the anticipated fuel savings are even greater.