Efficiency Technology Assessment

There is pressure on the shipping industry to reduce carbon emissions. Corporate objectives and measures such as CII ratchet this up. As a result, we have to improve the efficiency of existing fleets of ships.

This could be done operationally, by slowing down or through trim optimisation. Alternatively, performance can be improved by fitting Energy Saving Devices (ESDs) to the ship.

Evaluating ESDs is not facile. There’s a plethora of devices, each coming from a host suppliers, with each supplier claiming to offer a better solution than the last. That’s before the complication of the combined impact of multiple ESDs.


Where does Houlder come in?

We don’t sell or design ESDs. Instead, we act as an independent customer friend to assess ESDs. We will then provide you with recommendations along with the numbers to back them up.


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