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Roadships has engaged STX Canada Marine to update the design of its Roadships High Speed Monohull to be fueled by Liquid Natural Gas. An amendment to the Commercialization Agreement contract between Roadships and STX has given effect to the change. This follows confirmation of STX Canada Marines parent company STX Europe of its strong commitment to reduce the environmental impact of the marine ship industry.
STX offers 'Ecorizon' the strategic environmental plan, based on STX Europe's latest innovations and continuous R&D. Ecorizon® Green Lifecycle Focus is the five point plan focused on water, waste, energy, emissions and sustainability. STX Europe is an international shipbuilding group which has state-of-the-art concepts, technology, processes and products for customers around the world and comprises 15 shipyards in Finland, France, Norway, Romania, Brazil and Vietnam and is also part owner of three yards in Germany and Ukraine.
According to RDSH Chairman and CEO Micheal Nugent “the partnership between Roadships and STX Canada Marine will provide collaborative benefits for both corporations. STX offers ‘Ecorizon’ the strategic environmental plan, based on STX Europe’s latest innovations and continuous R&D. The five point plan focuses on water, waste, energy, emissions and sustainability.Roadships brings to the table its business model to move road transport trailers via blue water highways reducing road congestion, diesel fuel emissions and increasing productivity efficiencies in intermodal door to door transport corridors.”
According to STX Canada Marine President David McMillan “STX Canada Marine is pleased to be involved in the design development and implementation of the new High Speed Monohull Ro-Ro vessel to Roadships America. The decision to move towards a clean design aligns with the Ecorizon ® Green Lifecycle Focus approach of our parent company STX Europe. The latest technologies will be applied in the design and equipment selection to ensure the ship achieves the least impact on the environment and will put the vessel at the forefront of a new generation of coastal marine transportation.”
“The latest partnership responds to developments where most countries are now devoting resources to reduce road congestion and increase road transport efficiencies”. This is in line with US bill which has been recently introduced to reduce congestion on America’s roads by encouraging more freight to be carried by barges and ships.
Roadships business model is to move road transport trailers via blue water highways reducing road congestion, diesel fuel emissions and increase productivity efficiencies in intermodal door to door transport corridors.