New box ship design showcased

  • January 9, 2024
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Belgian ship-owner Zulu Associates has partnered with Dutch naval architect Consoship International to reveal a concept design for a 200 teu autonomous, electric short sea container vessel featuring wind blades, designed for voyages around the English Channel. The container vessel might also feature wave foil propulsion.

Antoon Van Coillie, the CEO of Zulu Associates said that new concepts are unveiled which are challenging the traditional concepts. The new features will surely drive change and enable zero-emission shipping possibilities. The time is right for short-sea shipbuilding.

The designers are also working on a modular energy container for the concept ship using batteries and/or hydrogen-based power systems to provide the prime energy source.