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MacGregor boosts cargo carrying efficiency of MSC vessels

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is to carry out work to optimise the container carrying capacities of 31 Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessels. The work will increase the ships’ cargo system productivity and earning potential, according to MacGregor. Maximising the cargo system flexibility will make optimum use of available cargo space with any given cargo mix,...

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Wärtsilä 20 marine engine gets upgrade

Wärtsilä has introduced an upgrade to its Wärtsilä 20 engine that is more powerful, thereby enabling faster speeds to be achieved while keeping fuel consumption low. The Wärtsilä 20 diesel engine upgraded version has an increased cylinder output of 220kW. This increases the power density while requiring fewer cylinders when installed in 60Hz generating sets....

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Jotun goes digital to optimise paint delivery services

Paint company Jotun is digitalising the delivery of its products by integrating DNV GL’s Veracity platform. Veracity is a platform that enables companies to improve data quality, manage ownership and sharing of data and increase security to enhance ship performance and safety. Veracity’s marketplace gives industry players access to data analytics services to help them...

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Wärtsilä launches VER system to cut cargo losses and save fuel

Wärtsilä has launched its Voyage Emissions Reduction (VER) system, enabling oil tankers to eliminate emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from their engines during laden voyages, reducing cargo losses and saving fuel. VOCs are organic chemicals with a high vapour pressure that evaporate. According to Wärtsilä, an oil tanker will emit on average 0.085% of...

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Optimising vessel performance with a Smart Marine Ecosystem strategy

Vessel performance optimisation (VPO) is about using resources effectively, decreasing fuel consumption and emissions, and creating safer, less wasteful operations. No longer must vessels and fleets be looked at as single entities, but they must be considered as part of a wider, all-inclusive, holistic approach. Optimising a vessel can be looked at from four key...

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New tugboat design to increase fuel efficiency by 20%

Caterpillar Marine is collaborating with Turkey-based Sanmar Shipyards to build a hydraulic hybrid tug boat that will be 15-20% more fuel efficient and cheaper to run than a conventional tug. The tug will feature Caterpillar’s Advanced Variable Drive (AVD) system that reportedly improves fuel efficiency and vessel performance compared with a typical Power Take In...

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VIKING MES cuts servicing costs

VIKING’s VEC Plus is VIKING’s latest marine evacuation system (MES) that is expected to reduce servicing and administration costs associated with MES. Traditionally, an entire MES must be removed from the vessel and transported to a certified service facility for mandatory testing. It will undergo these tests and then be returned to the vessel. The...

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Canadian Government announces vessel management initiative to address marine traffic issues

The Canadian Government has launched a programme to reduce marine traffic along Canada’s coastline and help the shipping industry carrying out safer operations. CAD $1.9m will be assigned to the Proactive Vessel Management initiative over the next three years to help reduce local marine traffic issues. The money will be used to help identify where...

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Research partnership to drive shipping’s zero emissions future

Rolls-Royce, Color Line, Norled, and the Norwegian Coastal Administration are committing to a zero emissions future for shipping by taking steps towards building a new electrical system. The Zero Emissions Ferry project consists of the aforementioned companies that will work together to investigate new ways to combine energy storage, energy management, onboard energy distribution and...

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ABB raises turbocharging efficiency by 2%

ABB Turbocharging has increased turbocharging efficiency by 2%, saving up to USD 35,000 on fuel per vessel per year, depending on fuel price and load profile. The additional turbocharger efficiency increase of 2% raises the industry benchmark for low-speed turbocharging efficiency. A Hyundai testbed in Korea was used to carry out the testing. Three ABB...