Tag: Fuel Efficiency

Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea
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Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea

“If you can save 1 per cent of fuel, you already have a business case for fuel monitoring,” claims Dan Veen, CEO and co-founder of maritime start-up We4Sea.Veen and his co-founder Michiel Katgert, have a bold mission. They want to save 1 million tonnes of CO2 and drive sustainable shipping by making fuel efficiency monitoring...

ForSea Ferries opts for Blueflow Energy Management solution
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ForSea Ferries opts for Blueflow Energy Management solution

Swedish start-up Blueflow Energy Management has secured orders from ForSea Ferries for its energy consumption monitoring solution. Following trials on-board the E/S Aurora, ForSea has decided to go ahead with Blueflow installations across the rest of its fleet. The vessels M/S Hamlet, M/S Mercandia, and E/S Tycho Brahe are preparing for installation of the Blueflow...

Start-up We4Sea secures funding to roll out unique fuel monitoring platform
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Start-up We4Sea secures funding to roll out unique fuel monitoring platform

Dutch maritime start-up We4Sea has secured funding from ENERGIIQ, Mainport Innovation Fund II and angel investors to accelerate development and roll out of its fuel and emissions monitoring platform. Based in Delft, the Netherlands, We4Sea has an ambitious goal of saving one million tonnes of CO2 emissions from ships. Speaking with VPO Global, CEO and co-founder...

Eight low-emission vessel concept designs
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Eight low-emission vessel concept designs

The shipping industry is ramping up its efforts to decarbonise by exploring the use of alternative fuels and technologies. Last week, a study led by Lloyd’s Register revealed that by 2030 zero emission vessels need to be entering the world fleet if the industry is to come close to achieving the IMO 2050 GHG emissions...

Orion Marine Concepts launches fleet management app
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Orion Marine Concepts launches fleet management app

India-based Orion Marine Concepts has launched a fleet management application, NAU Fleet Performance, to improve efficiency, lower operational costs and cut emissions. The NAU app provides information on each aspect of operation and activity of a vessel’s voyage. It provides a complete operational overview through performance KPIs, such as consumption, speed, charter party compliance, weather...

Hagland and Wärtsilä partner on short-sea shipping hybrid retrofit
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Hagland and Wärtsilä partner on short-sea shipping hybrid retrofit

Hagland Shipping has signed an agreement with Wärtsilä to take delivery of a hybrid retrofit short-sea shipping vessel that will cut emissions and save up to 10 per cent on fuel costs. The Hagland Captain, a general cargo vessel owned by Hagland Shipping, will undergo installation of a Wärtsilä battery hybrid propulsion solution to improve...

Intelligent Cargo Systems launches free port call efficiency tool
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Intelligent Cargo Systems launches free port call efficiency tool

Maritime technology start-up Intelligent Cargo Systems has launched a free self-assessment tool that enables containership operators to see how port idle time affect their bunker consumption. The Port Call Calculator asks for a few questions about the ship’s current approach, communication with fleet management in port, real-time measurements of port call idle time, and others...

Monjasa extends services in Panama with large bunker tanker
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Monjasa extends services in Panama with large bunker tanker

Danish bunker supplier Monjasa has announced that it delivered 450,000 tonnes of fuel using its 2010-built 8,800 DWT tanker, Accra in the Panama Canal in 2018. According to Monjasa, this makes the company the second largest local bunker supplier delivering marine fuel in the Panama Canal in 2018. Accra arrived in Panama after forming part...

UniSea takes stake in energy efficiency firm Yxney
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UniSea takes stake in energy efficiency firm Yxney

Marine and offshore software company UniSea has agreed a deal to take part ownership in Yxney, a Norway-based specialist in energy efficiency applications founded in 2016. “Yxney is experiencing rapid growth meeting the increasing demand for data-driven energy efficiency solutions in the offshore sector,” said Yxney CEO, Gjord Simen Sanna. “UniSea is a highly respected...

HullWiper and SCAMP to provide diver-free hull cleaning in Gibraltar
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HullWiper and SCAMP to provide diver-free hull cleaning in Gibraltar

  HullWiper and partner SCAMP, which provides ship fuel conservation and underwater services, has launched its hull cleaning services for vessels transiting the Strait of Gibraltar. The agreement marks the latest expansion under HullWiper’s global leasing programme to offer shipowners and operators a cost-efficient, brush- and diver-free alternative to traditional hull cleaning methods. The Port...

Cutting the cost of navigation: an interview with Paul Stanley, CEO, GNS
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Cutting the cost of navigation: an interview with Paul Stanley, CEO, GNS

Shipping companies are wasting time and money and minimising their operational efficiency by paying for navigational data that is not actually used, according to Paul Stanley, CEO of maritime technology company, Global Navigation Solutions (GNS). One solution that promises to help reduce wasted navigational data is the GNS Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) solution that was...