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February 2012 Features "Leading Technologies"

LastUpDate: February 1, 2012

Development of New Energy-saving Tankers

podded propulsors

Electric podded propulsors of the non ballast tanker move up and down.

Professor Ikeda

Professor Yoshiho Ikeda

Ships have been an important method of transportation for Japanese people and materials since ancient times. Surrounded by sea, 99.7 percent of Japan's import and export volume now depends on transportation by ship.

"We are committed to making step by step efforts till they pay off, some decades in the future. The next generation of ships will be born from such decades-long dreams."