Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

38 MARKETWATCH The UK government is investing £77 million ($93 million) in clean maritime technology and has launched a Zero Emission Vessels and Infrastructure competition for UK ship operators and ports to apply for funding. This is the UK’s first funded sustainable maritime initiative, and the money will be used for sustainability projects such as battery-powered vessels, wind-assisted ferries, low-carbon fuels like hydrogen and ammonia, and building shore power supply capabilities. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a plan to launch zero-emission vessels or initiatives by 2025 at the latest. UK invests £77 million to decarbonise maritime travel Turnkey provider Trident BMC is applying energy-saving solutions onboard multiple ships to improve their onboard heating, ventilation and air conditioning facilities and reduce fuel consumption while meeting carbon emission regulations. As a result of this, Trident BMC helps clients to save more than 400 million kilowatts per hour of energy each year. The company is also currently working on major interior, technical and outfitting projects, including Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of the Seas, which is under construction at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and is due to be delivered in September 2023. Trident is providing turnkey services on the ship’s outer decks and The Hideaway spaces across decks 15, 16 and 17. Trident implements sustainable solutions for multiple operators Interior outfitter Trimline has added new modules for tracking defects and logistics to its business management application, TAPP, to improve visibility and accuracy. Launched in 2022, TAPP allows the firm to track everything – including pallets, boxes and pieces of joinery – anywhere on Earth, from the time they leave the warehouse to the moment they arrive on the ship. The new defect module allows survey teams and clients to log all defects in one place with high-quality images while the logistics module tracks all of Trimline’s shipments and notifies Trimline and its cusomters when deliveries are delayed. “TAPP runs our entire business, from the initial enquiries and estimates to procurement, booking resource, drawing control, furniture, fixtures and equipment photos and full project management,” said Nick Farrell, co-owner of Trimline and developer of TAPP. Trimline enhances its marine outfitting services via TAPP