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FuelOpt reaches 200-vessel milestone
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FuelOpt reaches 200-vessel milestone

Swedish propulsion optimisation expert Lean Marine has announced that its automated propulsion technology FuelOpt has now been installed onboard 200 vessels. Since introducing FuelOpt to the market in 2013, the automated propulsion optimisation technology has helped owners and operators to achieve real-time fuel savings, optimise control of speed and consumption, and reduce vessel emissions. FuelOpt...

World’s first hydrogen cargo vessel set for Paris debut
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World’s first hydrogen cargo vessel set for Paris debut

The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021. The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), a subsidiary of the Sogestran Group. The...

Ship propulsion: transition is in the wind
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Ship propulsion: transition is in the wind

With a lot of attention and investment going into alternative, low emission fuel development, how does the return of wind propulsion avoid becoming an ‘also ran’ technology segment? Gavin Allwright, the secretary general of the International Windship Association (IWSA) answers a series of questions facing the uptake of this technology and what is behind a...

EPE partners with Datum Electronics
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EPE partners with Datum Electronics

Datum Electronics’ Marine Shaft Power Meter is now available in Greece via global environmental experts Environmental Protection Engineering (EPE). The Datum Electronics’ Marine Shaft Power Meter has been developed to meet the requirements of the commercial marine market, to provide on-going power monitoring data on ships, including propulsion shafts, thrusters and diesel generator shafts. A...

Shipping consortium to develop carbon-neutral transport with EUR 4.5M grant
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Shipping consortium to develop carbon-neutral transport with EUR 4.5M grant

Danish shipping company MHO-Co is heading a consortium that will spend EUR 4.5 million during the next three years on developing green solutions for the future of the maritime industry. Together with Aalborg University, among other organisations, and with grants from the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP), MHO-Co will test fuel cells and...

Turkish ship manager chooses Nippon’s self-polishing antifouling for five bulk carriers
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Turkish ship manager chooses Nippon’s self-polishing antifouling for five bulk carriers

Turkey’s Iskenderun Ship Management has provided a first reference for Nippon Paint Marine’s new self-polishing antifouling paint FASTAR following an agreement to apply the novel coating to five bulk carriers scheduled to drydock in China this year. The Panamax ships Ata-M and Toros-M will drydock at COSCO’s Guangzhou shipyard in May and June respectively, with...

Wärtsilä tests Bio LNG with Finnish Border Guard
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Wärtsilä tests Bio LNG with Finnish Border Guard

Wärtsilä is cooperating with the Finnish Border Guard in the testing of Bio LNG as fuel for a Coastguard patrol vessel to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The 96 metre long vessel, the Turva, is fitted with Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines and has been supported with a Wärtsilä maintenance agreement since its launch in 2014. The...

GreenSteam: making AI analytics accessible
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GreenSteam: making AI analytics accessible

GreenSteam scientists have spent the last 12 months improving the clarity and accuracy of AI analytics for ship performance insights. Two new solutions have been launched to improve access to high quality, high-frequency AI-driven data. One of two major challenges shipping companies face today when looking to optimise vessel performance is acquiring clear, accurate and...

Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for Minerva Gas LNG carriers
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Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for Minerva Gas LNG carriers

Greece-based Minerva Gas has signed optimised maintenance agreements with Wärtsilä for five of its LNG carrier vessels. The advanced support package is designed to ensure operational certainty with budgeted maintenance costs. The agreements were signed in March 2021. Included in the scope of the agreements is Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight, a service that leverages artificial intelligence...

Clean Planet Energy unveils marine fuels made from non-recyclable plastic waste
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Clean Planet Energy unveils marine fuels made from non-recyclable plastic waste

Clean Planet Energy has released details of two new ultra-clean fuels manufactured for all vessel types.  The products branded under the banner of Clean Planet Oceans are reportedly able to provide CO2e reductions of over 75 per cent, and significantly reduce harmful air-pollutants by up to 1,500x. Both fuels are produced using non-recyclable waste plastics...

Propulsion Analytics and DNV join forces on Condition Based Maintenance
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Propulsion Analytics and DNV join forces on Condition Based Maintenance

Propulsion Analytics, a Greek company providing vessel and engine performance evaluation applications, and DNV have received funding from Innovation Norway to develop a Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) application for ships. The project will result in an innovative CBM service for ships, with validated methods and accredited tools that merge thermodynamic modelling with artificial intelligence to...