Auckland Ferries prove slower is cheaper

Energy technology

Auckland company Fullers are planning to reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions by making some simple yet smart changes to the way they drive their vessels.

Fullers' Waiheke ferry may have added a couple of minutes to the average trip, but the company is now saving up to $60,000 a year by easing back on the throttle. Fullers is also planning to coat the ferries in a slick, Tefflon-like substance to stop build-up of dirt and grime on the hulls, again to make the vessels more efficient.  Not only will these changes save money, they will also reducing carbon emissions. Read the full article in the New Zealand Herald.