Container vessels

The future of container shipping

Ocean-borne trade is in a state of flux. To remain competitive these days, ship owners and operators are under increasing pressure to optimize asset utilisation, comply with environmental regulations and international safety standards and to enhance vessel performance to the max. At Wärtsilä, we understand both the complexity of the maritime industry and your need to meet the great challenges of our times. We know that smart technologies can make sea transport systems work better. Over the course of 185 years, we have seen the market face disruption and adapt to change. Time and again, we have created clear visions for a positive future and provided the technology to get our customers there.

A new era in sustainable container shipping

The maritime shipping industry has embarked on a historic voyage that will completely reshape its operations and image. As society grows more aware of environmental challenges and how businesses operate, industries worldwide are under pressure to act and shrink their environmental footprint. The container industry has answered the call and is taking action.


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A strategic approach to reaching GHG emission targets

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Lowering GHG emissions in the container shipping industry is a must as cargo ships alone are responsible for 3% of the world’s CO2 emissions. And there are many ways to achieve impressive results in this objective. From LNG conversion and alternative fuels to increasing uptime and optimized route planning, there are so many solutions that can be used and that make economic sense. 

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Energy efficiency for the marine industry

Improving efficiency is a known requirement but how can this be achieved.  In this short video we explore how to decrease energy consumption to increase profitability and at the same time reduce emissions.
 

Market trends in the Merchant Shipping industry

Pressure on owners and managers in the merchant fleet is increasing and identifying ways to reduce costs is central to relieving some of this pressure. Explore some of the short term solutions available to achieve this in this video.

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Environmental solutions

We offer complete solutions for reducing your environmental footprint. Move your mouse on the ship to explore examples of our environmental solutions and click the links to find out more.

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