Eco Marine Power Research Institute welcomes innovation-focused companies
A number of shipping, maritime & technology professionals from many innovation-focused companies have agreed to join the advisory group of the Eco Marine Power Research Institute, said the Japan-based Eco Marine Power (EMP) technology company.
The group will focus on the sharing of ideas and solutions relating to the transfer of energy and shipping. It will also help direct further research on issues ranging from zero-emission vessels to creative devices and methods for energy saving.
ADNOC Logistics and Services, ZEABORN Ship Management, StarBulk, The Furukawa Battery Company and Teramoto Iron Works are the founding members of the group, in addition to EMP. Other member companies from within and outside shipping will also be pursued throughout the year; the size of the group is planned to expand so that a broader variety of views and ideas can be taken into account.
“We need to find new ways to tackle the challenges posed by increased regulatory requirements and decarbonisation targets – reduced crew complements are finding it increasingly difficult to cope using conventional methods, which have proven to be inadequate," stated Ninad Sharad Mhatre, Deputy Managing Director at Zeaborn Ship Management.
The Chief Technology Officer at Eco Marine Power, Greg Atkinson, will coordinate group meetings and events, and the first online meeting is expected to take place in February.
Maritime Business World