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NYK in three-way teaming to explore greener shipping

Tokyo: Shipowners NYK and A.P. Moller-Maersk and classification society DNV have agreed to share ideas on emission-reduction technologies and initiatives. Exchanging knowledge in these areas aims to enable more cost-effective solutions and more efficient implementation of measures required to reduce CO2, NOx and SOx emissions and other environmental impacts.

The companies will exchange ideas mainly in the following areas:  

-    Energy-efficiency technologies, including waste-heat recovery1 and air lubrication.
-     Emission-abatement technologies including emission-cleaning systems, systems for operations using low-sulphur fuel, and systems for ballast-water treatment.
-     Alternative fuel, including LNG and fuel cells, as a replacement for heavy fuel oil.
-    Vessel-operation measures, including super-slow-steaming operations, to reduce air emissions and increase fuel efficiency.

In addition to the above, technological exchanges among the companies will be promoted in a number of other fields.

The three companies say they continue to take initiatives to safeguard the environment by developing environment-friendly vessels and ensuring energy-efficient operations.  [10/06/10]

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