Maersk has become the latest shipowner to trial the air lubrication system developed by Silverstream Technologies.

The Danish ship owning giant will fit the technology on an unnamed large container vessel, said Wartsila, which is a sales-and-service partner for the system.

The study will examine possible improvements to the ship’s overall efficiency, focusing on reducing fuel consumption and associated emission levels.

The technology has been independently proven to save between 5% and 10% of fuel and emissions, depending on ship type.