B9 Shipping - Flagships of the Future
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Beautiful design, inspirational engineering, powerful performance, technically and commercially viable 100% renewable powered 3000dwt sailing cargo ships. Created from proven, off-the-shelf technology B9 Ships are ready-to-go.
B9 Ships showcase the economic opportunities arising from the need to transition to a circular low carbon economy.
Their construction creates manufacturing jobs and their operation reduces carbon emissions. B9 Ships are a credible solution for green supply chains.
B9 Ships deliver competitive freight rates and equal performance against schedules of conventional oil powered ships.
The state of the art sail propulsion system maximizes performance, dramatically improves reliability, has minimal impact on normal cargo operations and ensures optimum Health and Safety compliance. Unlike commercial sailing vessels of the past, B9 Ships are operated entirely from the bridge, thus allowing the number of crew members to remain the same as those aboard a conventionally powered ship.
While holding their own in staffing, B9 Ships accrue enormous savings from fuel offsets, and stand to generate significant income from carbon trading opportunities. It is safe to say that the operational economics of B9 Ships more than stack up.
Predictability on long term freight cost adds a significant market advantage to those planning future logistics. Since 60% of the energy used to move our ships comes from the wind and the ancillary engines are powered by waste-derived bio-gas, B9 Shipping can offer unparalleled long term solutions in a new era of energy cost instability.
Mike Penning, UK Shipping Minister, supports B9 Shipping, he says "the innovative technologies being developed by B9 Shipping are very welcome in demonstrating to the shipping industry and the world beyond that efficient and affordable low-carbon shipping is possible." He goes on to say, "I applaud your commitment to the UK maritime industry."
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The global maritime industry accounts for 3% of global emissions and has yet to be subject to global emissions agreements. Bunker fuel generates alarming amounts of particulates threatening human health in coastal locations. Emissions are set to grow significantly as more goods are shifted by sea. Unstable and increasing oil prices make the future of global sea trade increasingly unpredictable. B9 Shipping’s future proof coasters can swiftly be brought to market delivering both goods to support the low carbon economy and feasible solutions for the Age of Sustainability.