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Consortium to develop state-of-the-art containership

Dubai-based Zaitoun Green Shipping is leading a consortium of leading marine industry players to collaborate in developing new levels of performance and environmental efficiency for container vessels

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The other consortium companies are:

  • Wärtsilä - equipment and systems provider
  • MacGregor Finland Oy - cargo system solutions
  • Carina Solutions (Carina Four) - project management and supply chain processes
  • Winterthur Gas & Diesel - low-speed 2-stroke engines
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment - energy saving and environmental solutions
  • Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) - containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas, in particular LNG.


The consortium aims to overcome the fragmentation of the expertise to boost the use of best practices in newbuilding projects and designing of new containerships. In that way, the partners aim to bolster the container shipping industry’s economic and ecological performance, especially in the wake of the new environmental rules imposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The new consortium - see foot of article for names
The new consortium - see foot of article for names

According to Mohammed Zaitoun, President and CEO of Zaitoun Green Shipping, most shipping lines are delivering results that are sub-optimal. This is in part due to the failure to use the full capacity of the systems installed on board. As such, value in use remains uncaptured and many processes are outdated.


The company said that the industry has come to a point where it must change and adopt new technologies, processes and operating models in order to cope with both commercial and ecological challenges.


Stein Thorsager, Sales Director for Merchant & Gas Carriers, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said: “There is a pressing need to address inefficiencies and to improve business practices in the shipping industry. A major challenge is that the suboptimal choice and utilisation of onboard systems are hindering performance and hence also profitability.


Wärtsilä adds that the goals of the consortium are very much in line with its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision, which foresees a future where smart ships can sail between smart ports with the optimum use of resources in an environment of high efficiency, enhanced safety and minimal environmental impact. Wärtsilä says it is employing high levels of connectivity and digitalisation to realise this vision.


The picture from the consortium signing ceremony shows, L to R: Emmanuel Rousseau, GTT; Koichi Matsushita and Kusakabe Atsuo (both MHI-MME); Ibrahim Behairy (WinGD); Tommi Keskilohko (MacGregor); Stein Thorsager and Reetta Kaila (Wärtsilä); Mohamed Zaitoun (Zaitoun Green Shipping); Ari Viitanen (Carina Four); Rudolf Wettstein (WinGD); Arto Toivonen (MacGregor).


  • Wärtsilä has announced that it is partnering with the theDOCK Innovation Hub, an Israel-based maritime-focused startup accelerator, to further its Smart Marine Vision digitalisation drive.
  • Cargotec (MacGregor, Kalmar, Hiab) has joined the Trade & Transport Impact accelerator programme that aims to connect start-ups and corporations to address the biggest challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics. The programme is initiated by Rainmaking Ltd. It is scheduled to last three years and its main venue is Hamburg, Germany.


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