Tag: Fuel Management

SAL adopts Inatech’s Smart Trader to navigate IMO 2020
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SAL adopts Inatech’s Smart Trader to navigate IMO 2020

German fleet operator SAL Heavy Lift has hired Inatech, a unit of Glencore, to ensure compliance with new low-sulphur emissions rules and optimise bunker strategies. Inatech, a specialist provider of energy trading risk management systems, has seen increased onboarding of its ‘Smart Trader’ app, which enables companies to map entire fleets of ships and visualise...

Chevron whitepaper offers practical approach to dual-fuel engine lubrication
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Chevron whitepaper offers practical approach to dual-fuel engine lubrication

Marine lubricants supplier Chevron Marine has released the latest in a series of white papers focusing on innovations and developments impacting the fast-changing shipping industry. ‘Lubricating dual-fuel auxiliary engines: a practical approach’ explores the unique challenge of using engines that run regularly on either fuel oils or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Around three quarters of...

Marfin Management deploys BunkerTrace’s fuel management solution
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Marfin Management deploys BunkerTrace’s fuel management solution

Ship manager Marfin Management S.A.M. is teaming up with marine fuels tracking solution company, BunkerTrace to manage its marine fuel use and ensure regulatory compliance. Using synthetic DNA markers at specific points of the supply chain, each transaction will be recorded in a blockchain-based solution. This new partnership demonstrates the readiness of the BunkerTrace solution...

Lubrizol whitepaper identifies VLSFO engine condition challenges
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Lubrizol whitepaper identifies VLSFO engine condition challenges

Legacy cylinder oils may not protect ship engines from the variable fuel characteristics of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), global additive supplier The Lubrizol Corp has advised. In a new whitepaper, Lubrizol outlines the research that underpins its advice that shipowners should use lubricants specifically formulated for these challenges. Marine bench and engine tests...

Shell Marine launches IT platform for oil analysis programme
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Shell Marine launches IT platform for oil analysis programme

Shell Marine has launched a new IT platform for its oil analysis programme Shell LubeAnalyst to help simplify the sample management process and minimise errors. The Shell LubeAnalyst includes online sample registration and label printing that remove the need to complete sample labels manually. This helps to minimise the likelihood of errors and makes life...

VPS launches 2020 fuels insight tool
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VPS launches 2020 fuels insight tool

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has launched its VLSFO Insights, a detailed monthly report covering key data and information associated with Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oils (VLSFOs). VPS is a marine fuel testing and bunker quantity surveyor and has already tested a high number VLSFO samples from bunkerings throughout 2019. VPS reports an exponential week-by-week increase...

Royston incorporates Tidetech map overlays into electronic fuel management system
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Royston incorporates Tidetech map overlays into electronic fuel management system

Royston’s marine electronic fuel management system (EFMS), enginei, has integrated Tidetech global datasets in the form of detailed map overlays for more accurate vessel tracking and route planning. The new arrangement enables high resolution data on various environmental conditions to be displayed on the map dashboard of the enginei Web Portal. The purpose is to...

IMO sulphur 2020 and the role of advanced marine fuel management systems
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IMO sulphur 2020 and the role of advanced marine fuel management systems

Damian McCann, product manager for enginei EFMS, looks at how the IMO’s Sulphur 2020 regulations will put even greater importance on fuel management efficiencies. As IMO Sulphur 2020 draws ever closer, the focus on vessel fuel implications grows ever stronger. In particular it is widely accepted that the costs of refining low sulphur fuel will...

FUELTRAX introduces voyage planning tool
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FUELTRAX introduces voyage planning tool

FUELTRAX has introduced a new tool to help shippers plan multi-stop trips and accurately estimate time of arrival (ETA) by monitoring real-time speed changes. The voyage planning tool known as FUELNET Trip Planner operates with the ease of Google Maps and includes the following functions: –  Accurate ETA monitoring: Track each vessel’s ETA to any...

Masterbulk upgrades cargo ship with EMP fuel monitoring system
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Masterbulk upgrades cargo ship with EMP fuel monitoring system

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has integrated its Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS) with the onboard fuel monitoring system installed on general cargo ship, MV Panamana, owned by Singaporean carrier Masterbulk. Aquarius MAS is a cost-effective fuel oil consumption (FOC) monitoring, alarm handling and data logging platform suitable for a wide range of ships. Aquarius...

Tres Solutions releases IMO 2020 module
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Tres Solutions releases IMO 2020 module

TVA receives a much-anticipated upgrade with its newly released Bunker Planning module, helping shippers with bunker planning and changeovers as January 1, 2020 quickly approaches. IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap On 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will implement a new regulation for a 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap for marine fuels. Under...

Joint Industry Guidance on 0.5 per cent sulphur fuels published
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Joint Industry Guidance on 0.5 per cent sulphur fuels published

A new Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.5 per cent sulphur marine fuel has been published to provide stakeholders across the marine fuels and shipping industries with guidance on these low-sulphur fuel blends. Developed by CIMAC, IPIECA, and IBIA among other organisations, the publication presents the specific safety and operational issues...