GREENLOTUS 32 | Ecoships, the Istanbul-based technical ship management arm of the UK’s Newport Shipping Group, has introduced a next-generation bulk carrier design that it said had been developed to set the standard in ecologically compatible marine transportation.
Inspired by the water-repellent and self-cleaning properties of the lotus flower, Ecoships’ Greenlotus 32 is a 32,500dwt geared, wide-hatched, handy-size bulker designed to meet existing and future CO2, NOx and SOx emissions regulations.
Captain Aykut Yilmaz, Newport Shipping’s general manager, said: “The Greenlotus 32 is a proven eco-friendly bulker that builds on the success of two earlier designs delivered in 2011. From cost and energy efficiency perspectives, it makes a lot of sense for ship-owners to reconsider their ageing ‘handies’ in favour of the Greenlotus 32. The return on investment is very attractive due to its extremely low fuel consumption and it meets the most stringent emissions reduction requirements.