China Merchants VLCC newbuilds will feature air lubrication and sail assistance; Sea trials of new Silversea cruise ship include an unusual world first

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China Merchants VLCC newbuilds will feature air lubrication and sail assistance

Marking another step forward in Chinese efforts to reduce shipping emissions, one of two 307,000 dwt VLCCs ordered this week by Hong Kong headquartered China Merchants Group will have an air-lubricated hull while the other will have a sail-based auxiliary wind propulsion system. Full Article

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