Tag: Fuel Management

FUELTRAX introduces voyage planning tool
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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...

Prepare fuel tanks now to meet IMO 2020, says Intertek’s technical manager
Post

Prepare fuel tanks now to meet IMO 2020, says Intertek’s technical manager

While countdown to IMO 2020 is well under way, there are still concerns around the quality and stability of compliant 0.5 per cent sulphur fuel blends. Uncertainty is exacerbated by the current lack of compliant fuel blends. Global technical manager at Intertek, Michael Green, says that it is unlikely that a clear direction will be...

Malaysian OSVs opt for enginei electronic fuel management systems
Post

Malaysian OSVs opt for enginei electronic fuel management systems

Marine diesel power specialist Royston is working with a number of international oil companies (IOCs) operating in Malaysia to equip oilfield supply contract vessels (OSVs) with specialist electronic fuel management systems. Nine enginei EFMS systems have been completed on Malaysian OSVs for three different IOCs within the last few months. This number is expected to...

Shipoil partners with Inatech to digitalise bunker supply operations
Post

Shipoil partners with Inatech to digitalise bunker supply operations

Greek bunker fuel and marine lubricants trader Shipoil has appointed Inatech, a unit of Glencore, to digitalise its trading and supply operations as part of a strategy to prevent new low-sulphur emissions rules from 2020 eating into profits. Inatech’s energy trading and risk management (ETRM) system for the bunker industry uses cloud-based computing to reduce...

INTERCARGO highlights 2020 fuel concerns
Post

INTERCARGO highlights 2020 fuel concerns

  The 1 January 2020 sulphur cap is less than five and a half months away and INTERCARGO has expressed its growing concern of the challenge lying ahead for the industry and the need for a smooth transition. The global availability of safe compliant fuels remains a key question largely unanswered. According to INTERCARGO, the...

Improving equipment performance
Post

Improving equipment performance

Gaining insight into a vessel’s fuel consumption often requires looking at data that is generated from advanced equipment such as sensors and flow metres. However, equipment is not always accurate and 100 per cent reliable, which raises questions around the value of the data in decision-making. A panel discussion hosted by VPO Global and led by...

UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025
Post

UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025

An ambitious plan set out by the United Kingdom to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector has called for zero-emission capable ships to be operating in UK waters by 2025. The Clean Maritime Plan published this week outlines the commitment and ways the government plans to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping. To achieve...

Technology of the Month – We4Sea
Post

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
Post

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...