Tag: Fuel Efficiency

Using digital innovation to promote environmental sustainability
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Using digital innovation to promote environmental sustainability

Tres Solutions’ CEO, Aaron Holton looks closely at how large companies use vessel performance solutions to support ESG initiatives. Background As a former management consultant, I spend a lot of time observing how companies communicate with their shareholders/investors, customers, employees and other stakeholders. Consistently, leaders rally these groups around key strategic themes, which are intended...

Ascenz signs up as Inmarsat Fleet Data provider
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Ascenz signs up as Inmarsat Fleet Data provider

Ascenz has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to become one of its Certified Fleet Data Application Providers. The tie-up will enable shipowners and operators to access greater value-added services of real-time fuel consumption monitoring and other performance analytics capabilities. Inmarsat’s Fleet Data collects data from onboard sensors, pre-processes it, and via the Inmarsat Network, uploads...

Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds
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Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds

Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff has selected Wärtsilä to supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new state-of-the-art vessels being built for the shipping company at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China. The two DP2-B-type ships have been designed to include the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with Dynamic Positioning station-keeping ability. This makes...

MAN’s new controller platform passes type approval test
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MAN’s new controller platform passes type approval test

MAN Energy Solutions’ electronic ‘ME’ engine portfolio has announced that its ‘Triton’ platform recently passed its TAT (Type Approval Test) in Japan. Triton is a new controller platform that will be introduced as a fully localised product, beginning from 2020. It provides increased engine flexibility for improved performance due to higher computational power and more...

Supporting the French green shipping revolution
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Supporting the French green shipping revolution

In a world where ecological concerns run high, every industry is under pressure to reduce their environmental impact. The international shipping industry is no exception. During the 45th G7 summit held in Biarritz, France in August, the nation’s president Emmanuel Macron declared his intention to place the country at the forefront of a green shipping...

Hempel launches new fuel-saving fouling defence system
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Hempel launches new fuel-saving fouling defence system

Hempel has launched a new three-coat fouling defence system Hempaguard MaX, which delivers a guaranteed maximum speed loss of 1.2 per cent over five years*. Hempaguard MaX is applied in three layers, cutting application time and reducing the time vessels need to spend in dry-dock by up to two days. The three-coat system reduces drag...

German ship manager signs up 55 vessels to Tekomar XPERT
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German ship manager signs up 55 vessels to Tekomar XPERT

Hamburg-based ship manager CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO) has secured a contract for ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT for its fleet of 55 vessels. Tekomar XPERT, a smart engine performance diagnostics software was adopted by CCPO during its initial release in 2015. In June, Tekomar XPERT for fleet web application was launched with the German ship manager confirming...

Technology of the Month – We4Sea
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Technology of the Month – We4Sea

Each month VPO Global selects a technology that is helping shipping companies to deliver fuel efficient operations. For July’s Tech of the Month, we profile Netherlands-based We4Sea and its cloud-based fuel monitoring and optimisation tool. The company We4Sea, The Netherlands. The technology Online monitoring platform and in-house developed Digital Twin. Dutch company We4Sea has developed...

We4Sea updates fuel monitoring software ahead of IMO 2020
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We4Sea updates fuel monitoring software ahead of IMO 2020

Dutch maritime technology company We4Sea has released a software update to its online software platform that uses digital twins to monitor and reduce fuel consumption without onboard equipment. The update is a next step in the company’s mission to provide shipowners and ship charterers with improved analysis tools and replace outdated noon-reports as the main...

Successful data mining – the maritime sector’s golden nugget?
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Successful data mining – the maritime sector’s golden nugget?

Shervin Younessi, technical manager of Royston Power Generation, explains how real time data synchronisation and big data analytics have an essential role in monitoring vessel energy efficiencies, reducing fuel consumption and controlling emissions. With the digital evolution in the marine industry gathering pace to help tackle the challenge of new regulations and sustain more energy...

CMR Group introduces natural gas sensor
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CMR Group introduces natural gas sensor

CMR Group has launched a new Near Infrared Intelligent Sensor (NIRIS) Natural Gas sensor to cut consumption of natural gas-powered engines and provide real time measurement of fuel quality. The sensor, which is directly connected to the gas feeder pipeline, is built around smart infrared hardware and data treatment software and features a CAN bus...

StormGeo upgrades route optimisation solutions
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StormGeo upgrades route optimisation solutions

StormGeo has unveiled new versions of its route optimisation system, BVS, through the launch of NaviPlanner BVS and NaviUpdate. NaviPlanner BVS simplifies the process of planning and optimising a route by obtaining the appropriate charts and creating a voyage plan, without switching between different products. NaviUpdate connects NaviPlanner securely to the ECDIS for direct transfer...