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Tactical calculation


Smart buoys are preventing ships from colliding with whales.

Normally, container ships and tankers are directed to reach their destinations as quickly as possible. In the harbour, however, they’re at anchor for a long time.

Enter a British startup aiming to bring all those involved together on its independent platform in order to reduce CO2 emissions promptly.

Using pre-specified objectives, an algorithm calculates lower vessel speeds, reducing in-harbour waiting times, fuel consumption and underwater noise pollution.

Algae growth on the hull, which negatively impacts flow behaviour and thus reduces fuel efficiency, would also be lower. Initial trial runs saw a reduction in CO2 emissions by on average 17.3%.

Converting ship emissions and extracting CO2 from seawater likewise offer potential.

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