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Z Ships International Community Contribution Company Ltd.
Zero Fuel, Zero Fuel cost, Zero Emissions, 100% renewable energy marine vehicle retrofits and new builds.
Fifteen of the largest ships in the world emit as much nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide as all of the 760 million cars on the planet.
ZShips is changing the conversation to zero fossil fuel, zero emissions, 100% fuel cost savings for commercial vessels and fleets.
By replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy, electricity and storage for propulsion and auxiliary power, Z Ships will be instrumental in helping the maritime industry keep air and waters clean and healthy at ports and high seas.
At Z Ships we believe that carbon neutral and carbon negative growth is possible in global shipping.
By operating zero emissions ships with zero ongoing fuel costs, the shipping industry will not only transition from the polluting fossil fuel powered ships of today into the clean energy ships of tomorrow; it will set the industry on a steady path toward emission elimination and positive economic and environmental impact.
We are seeking investors and partners.
On May 28, 2015; ZShips was one of 5 finalists presenting new ocean ventures at Our Oceans Challenge (OOC) Demo Day as part of the Aerospace Meets Maritime Event that took place in the Duurzaamheidsfabriek in Dordrecht, Netherlands.
The final entrepreneurs were selected by the OOC coalition of partners from a total of 88 business concepts shared in 2014.
During the Demo Day, ZShips shared our investment ready business plan with the rest of the world.
On May 27, 2015; ZShips International CCC Ltd., was registered and incorporated in Vancouver Canada as a Community Contribution Company (CCC), which is the equivalent to a B-Corp in the United States and Europe.
To support development focused on regenerative benefits to the global ocean and to coastal communities.
To promote and implement the use of new technologies to prevent air and water pollution for the improvement of human and marine health.
Demonstrate the economic viability of commercial vessels powered by renewable energy.
Design, and manage the retrofitting of existing vessels and build new commercial ships that will be profitable, provide environmental benefits and facilitate a balanced relationship with the marine ecosystem.
On Jan 30, 2015; Our Oceans Challenge announces that UpGyres new ocean venture Z Ships -Zero Emissions-Zero Waste vessels- is moving to the final Demonstration Day.
We believe your idea contributes to our mission to use our oceans in a sustainable way and/or as a sustainable resource. We are very happy to have you onboard and are looking forward to working with you and create impact together -Seriena Bal OOC.-
- Zero Emissions ships, vessels and boats operate with renewable energy sources, without producing emissions.
- Zero Fossil Fuel ships, vessels and boats operate without the need for fuels derived from non-renewable sources such as petroleum and natural gas.
- Zero Waste ships, vessels and boats utilize the waste they generate to produce the energy they need with state of the art waste-to-energy equipment.
- Zero Ballast Water ships and vessels operate with nature inspired intelligence to regulate buoyancy and eliminate the threats posed by invasive aquatic species in the ballast water of ships and vessels around the world.
- Zero Pollution ships, vessels and boats operate with proper collection and recycling of hazardous waste, treatment of bilge water and reduction of noise.
WHY: To reduce and eliminate global air, water and noise pollution from human activities at sea.
HOW: We will combine proven and cost-effective solar and wind technologies and energy storage systems with emerging magnetic engine generators and with our proprietary wave to electricity technology to replace internal combustion engines and eliminate fossil fuel consumption on commercial marine vehicles.
WHAT: Z Ships International Community Contribution Company Ltd.; a new ocean venture in a joint industry program to design, retrofit, build and market zero emissions, zero fossil fuel, zero waste, zero ballast water and zero pollution ships, vessels and fleets.