MSC Conducts Trials for State-of-the-Art Bow Windshield

An MSC container ship
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The biggest container shipping company globally has joined the ranks of shipping lines experimenting with bow windshields as a strategy to reduce fuel expenses.

According to Alphaliner, Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has chosen to install an innovative device on the MSC Sydney VI, a container vessel built in 1999 with a capacity of 5,608 TEU. This decision was made during the vessel's fifth drydocking at a shipyard in China.

Norasia, a shipping line acquired by CSAV and subsequently amalgamated into Hapag-Lloyd, boasted smaller bow shields on a collection of ships constructed roughly 20 years ago.

Five years ago, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), a prominent Japanese shipping company, decided to bring back larger bow windshields for their vessels. Following suit, Ocean Network Express (ONE), a consortium in which MOL has a share, also adopted this design choice, and later on, CMA CGM followed suit.