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Since the end of 2020 some significant newbuilding activities have been recorded. Racing to secure spots at shipyards, a number of large orders have recently been placed in what is shaping up to be a competitive year for the container vessel segment. The global demand for goods has anything but slowed, with globalization competing head-to-head with a growing need for localization and sustainability. As the most sustainable method to transport goods, shipping contributes only 2.7% of the greenhouse gases while transporting over 90% of the world trade allowing even small local businesses to reach a global audience. There’s no wonder that containership newbuilds are surging.
The volume and range of goods moved in each vessel is remarkable and impacts every one of us. The recent crises in the Suez Canal brought awareness and staggering figures to the minds of the average person as the implication of the blocked canal sent ripples throughout the global trade.
Blocked canals notwithstanding, there is immense pressure to move goods in a timely and reliable manner. Any delay can cost millions and can result in a logistical nightmare. Never has the saying of time is money been more true.
An investment in a new container ship is a significant investment and shipowners today face myriad options and factors to consider when choosing what to build. WinGD’s large bore X92 engines have been a popular choice to power these behemoth, heavily laden vessels. In both the diesel and dual fuel versions of this engine, reliability, energy efficiency and lowest vessel emissions are what the ship owner needs. For those ship owners ready to make the switch to LNG, the X92DF engine offers significant benefits for air quality with dramatic emissions reductions across the board. The X92B engine, provides the exceptional efficiency and performance that allow a ship owner to reduce fuel consumption thereby reducing emissions as well.
WinGD’s X92B has secured a record +40 orders since the end of 2020. Featuring the advanced control system WiCE and intelligent engine data analysis of WiDE by remote-support experts, the benefits to the shipowner extend all the way through to the end user. Products that arrive on time, on budget and delivered through the most sustainable mode of transport available.