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WinGD SEES SURGE IN BOXSHIP ENGINE ORDERS

WinGD SEES SURGE IN BOXSHIP ENGINE ORDERS

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 

According to engine designer WinGD, since the end of 2020 a number of large orders have been placed in what is shaping up to be a competitive year for the container vessel segment.

The company believes that this is a result of logistics proviers capitalising on shipping as the most sustainable method to transport goods, with shipping contributing 2.7% of total greenhouse gases while transporting over 90% of the world trade. The recent crises in the Suez Canal brought awareness of the impact of delays to shipments, and the immense pressure to move goods in a timely and reliable manner. Any delay can cost millions and can result in a logistical nightmare.

An investment in a new container ship is a significant investment and shipowners today face myriad options and factors to consider when choosing what to build. WinGD’s large bore X92 engines have been a popular choice to power these large vessels. Both the diesel and dual fuel versions of this engine can provide reliability, energy efficiency and low vessel emissions. For those owners ready to make the switch to LNG, the X92DF engine claims significant benefits for air quality with emissions reductions across the board. The X92B engine provides the efficiency and performance that allow a ship owner to reduce fuel consumption thereby reducing emissions.

WinGD’s X92B has secured a record 40-plus orders since the end of 2020. Featuring the advanced control system WiCE and intelligent engine data analysis of WiDE by remote-support experts, WinGD says the benefits to the shipowner extend all the way through to the end user - with products that arrive on time, on budget and delivered through the most sustainable mode of transport available.    

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