Fuel efficient vessel design for coastal trade introduced

Published: 18-08-2022

ETA Shipping and Western Baltic Engineering have formally started their joint engineering of ETA Shipping’s launching project ETA 6700, a highly efficient modular vessel which is designed for the European coastal trade.


The vessels of this project are capable of changing power generation and power storage in an efficient and effective way without downtime. This enables the vessel to adapt easily to future and emission free fuels. The modular design also allows partial change or add-on power generation which make the ships suitable for testing new technologies in a maritime environment.


Walter van Gruijthuijsen, CTO at ETA Shipping, says: "Traditionally there are a lot of management programs aboard of a ship, but we’re going to visualise them all within this intuitive 3D interface, so you can graphically see the actual data of the equipment."


The first six vessels will be chartered by ForestWave Navigation/Schulte & Bruns. Their vessels are operated mainly in European waters and the Atlantic Basin. To meet the ambitious goals of long-term customers to have zero emission shipping available as soon as 2030, ForestWave and ETA Shipping have agreed on long term charter for six ETA 6700 vessels.