Maritime tech group: Energy efficiency technologies deserve greater priority

November 10, 2021 Maritime Safety News

The shipping industry is in danger of losing out on a huge opportunity to make impactful and immediate gains in tackling the climate emergency, by only focusing on a narrow set of measures and having a preoccupation with new fuels, according to a new group of maritime technology companies and other maritime organisations.

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Airseas Seawing parafoil. Image by Airseas

The group – whose initial participants include Airseas, Houlder, NAPA, Norsepower, and I-Tech – today called for the industry, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and EU, to promote more investment in energy efficiency and renewable propulsion technologies so the maritime industry does not miss the huge and immediate opportunity to save time and money.

 

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Maritime tech group: Energy efficiency technologies deserve greater priority