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Move toward marine sustainability


As the marine industry moves toward a more sustainable future, ship design trends have been changing. Naval architects and designers increasingly need to consider marine sustainability and factors related to the environment. Creating more efficient ships from the initial design will not only help protect the natural world but will also benefit the marine industry.

Changing shipping patterns

None of the trends driving ship design exist in a vacuum. While emissions and fuel consumption standards are top of mind for many naval architects, they in turn impact shipping patterns based on how far and how fast a ship can go. Additionally, there’s increased awareness around the impact on wildlife coming into close contact with ships, which could also start impacting shipping patterns.

Ship design for marine sustainability

The trends impacting ship design today have the power to benefit both shipbuilders and the environment. To learn more about the trends driving sustainability in ship design, download the infographic now!