Dubai-based Zaitoun Green Shipping has created a consortium of major maritime technology companies that will work together to improve the environmental performance of container ships.
The parties have agreed to establish a team in which each member company has a role to play in developing and building a state-of-the-art container ship that features the highest possible levels of efficiency.
“I have witnessed the current industry problems whereas mainly cargo owners are tied to existing ecosystem,” explains Mohammed Zaitoun, president and CEO of Zaitoun Green Shipping. “That’s why I thought about developing a consortium of the main industry key players which will promote efficiency by taking a whole-ship approach and working forward to producing the most economical and environmentally-friendly vessels.”
The consortium’s members are Wärtsilä, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, MacGregor, Winterthur Gas and Diesel, Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), WIN GD, CargoTech and Carinafour.
“There is a pressing need to address inefficiencies and to improve business practices in the shipping industry,” says Stein Thorsager, sales director for Merchant & Gas Carriers in Wärtsilä Marine Solutions. “A major challenge is that the suboptimal choice and utilization of onboard systems are hindering performance and hence, therefore, also profitability. This is an area we shall be focusing on.”