Innovation: How to grow fresh produce on a ship, and lots of it

Maritime Cyprus

Ships are not really known as places to grow food on; rather, they’re adding to the food miles that your typical lettuce or tomato spends from where it grows to your table.

Blueseed/Freightfarms, a startup that makes it possible to grow plants 130 times more efficiently than on land, in terms of space, using only 10% of the conventional amount of water, and without pesticides or herbicides. This is done with soil-less vertical hydroponics in a repurposed shipping container with low energy needs using remote monitoring and control via a cloud-based mobile app.

The 1,000 entrepreneurs on Blueseed will be able to consume entirely local-grown lettuce, supplied by one Freight Farm unit, which requires only about one hour of human operator time per week. Units are self-contained and Freight Farm will be working with Blueseed to adapt them for maritime use.

Lettuce is just the beginning. Blueseed intends to use two…

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It is a platform provided to seafarers to share their company, airport and hotel experience. This platform will help other seafarers in their future move either in travel or job.
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One Response to Innovation: How to grow fresh produce on a ship, and lots of it

  1. This is new technology and already started as pilot project. In olden days (2-3 century back) sailors used to grow vegetables on board.

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