Tag: Fuel Efficiency

Finnlines continues EUR 500M green vessel programme
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Finnlines continues EUR 500M green vessel programme

Finnish ship operator Finnlines is investing EUR 500 million to deploy ultra-green vessels as part of the company’s strategy to reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions.   The new ro-ro vessels will be built with the latest technology available to ensure the lowest CO2 emissions. They will be equipped with lithium-ion battery systems that enable...

KOTC retrofits four ships with Wärtsilä Fuel Efficiency Boost
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KOTC retrofits four ships with Wärtsilä Fuel Efficiency Boost

Four vessels owned by Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC), will have their main engines retrofitted with Wärtsilä’s Fuel Efficiency Boost solution. The modification will reduce fuel consumption and reduce the environmental impact by lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in the first quarter...

Herberg Systems releases voyage estimation tool after a successful beta phase
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Herberg Systems releases voyage estimation tool after a successful beta phase

Herberg Systems in Hamburg has released a new software solution that calculates the time charter equivalent (TCE) rate to achieve the best possible efficiency of a voyage, within a few seconds. Charter.Works is primarily used in the dry cargo and general cargo segment. It features a precise TCE calculation to provide detailed information about the...

Five ways shipping is leveraging AI for performance management
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Five ways shipping is leveraging AI for performance management

AI-assisted technologies are changing the way shipping operates, helping to shed light on vessel performance, while cutting costs and reducing risk to human lives. Shipping companies such as CMA-CGM, Maersk, and Stena Line have deployed AI-assisted technologies to gain greater insight into their ships’ performance, while both established companies and start-ups are finding new ways...

Savvy owners get proactive on biofouling
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Savvy owners get proactive on biofouling

Off the shelf ship designs have passed their sell by date, says Mohamed Zaitoun, the MD of Zaitoun Green Shipping. Nowadays a new generation of owners are building ships tailored to both their exact operational needs and environmental performance ambitions. The right approach to biofouling, or rather to eradicating biofouling, is one small yet vital...

Wärtsilä and partners pursue fuel efficiency in major EU-funded project
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Wärtsilä and partners pursue fuel efficiency in major EU-funded project

Wärtsilä, together with a consortium of six other industry and academic partners, has been awarded EU funding for a major project aimed at reducing fuel consumption and lowering emission levels for shipping. The SeaTech project consortium has been formed to develop two symbiotic ship engine and propulsion innovations that when combined, could lead to a...

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...