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Mitsubishi unveils green boxship design

Mitsubishi unveils green boxship design

Tokyo: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed the conceptual design of the "MALS-14000CS" container vessel that will contribute to the prevention of global warming. The MALS-14000CS adopts the company's proprietary Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS), which reduces frictional resistance between the vessel hull and seawater using air bubbles at the vessel bottom produced by air. Incorporating the MALS, along with today's most advanced high-efficiency ship hull design and propulsion system, the vessel will be capable of reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas (GHG), by 35% compared with container carriers of conventional design.?MHI has already installed the MALS on the "YAMATAI," a module carrier operated by NYK-Hinode Line, Ltd., a subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line), and is verifying its CO2 reduction efficiency, expecting approximately 10% cut. This marked the world's first application of an air-blow type ALS system on an ocean-going vessel for permanent use; the MALS-14000CS signifies the second application of MALS technology.  [15/10/10]

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