Sweden-based tanker shipping major Stena Bulk has floated a new concept hybrid bulk carrier design. The development will pave the path for the global shipping industry to develop environment-friendly vessels.
The new concept InfinityMAX is developed under stringent principles to carry both dry and wet cargoes in modular compartments. The design is classified as ultra-flexible and zero-emission is developed in the wake of the challenges faced by the global shipping segment must overcome in the future.
The modular cargo under the new concept is fully sustainable in terms of energy usage, while solar panels and wind turbines will generate energy for internal systems. The modular units are convenient for transportation. InfinityMAX will, use hydrogen as a marine fuel and generate energy through wind turbines.
The company’s new concept in line with the latest safety measures, to ensure that there are no problems for operations regarding safety in the future. Furthermore, Stena Bulk has announced to float a low-carbon shipping options for its clients in 2020.
Erik Hånell, President & CEO, Stena Bulk, told the media, “The application of advanced technologies—including hydrogen fuel and other efficiency measures—means that this is a vessel concept that proves our core philosophy that innovation is key to commercial success, given the challenges that we all face. We will continue to work closely with our innovation partners, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the right advances happen to make the InfinityMAX concept into a reality.”
The global pandemic has hampered the shipping industry like any other segment.