Tag: Fuel Optimisation

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...

New module from Royston identifies optimum vessel speed
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New module from Royston identifies optimum vessel speed

Diesel power specialist Royston has enhanced its Eco Speed analysis capability as part of its enginei electronic fuel management system (EFMS) to enable ship operators to identify and maintain optimum vessel speeds for efficient fuel usage across different operational modes. Devised with marine engineering specialists from Newcastle University, the Eco Speed feature enables shipping operators...

Swedish shipowner cuts fuel consumption using Blueflow
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Swedish shipowner cuts fuel consumption using Blueflow

Swedish shipowner Styrsöbolaget has achieved fuel savings of up to 25 per cent using the Blueflow Energy Management solution for nearly a decade. According to the shipowner, the Blueflow solution was installed on four of its 18 ships in 2010 but not all staff were convinced the system would make a huge difference to the...

Fleet analytics tool eases MRV reporting procedure
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Fleet analytics tool eases MRV reporting procedure

Swedish company Lean Marine has helped to alleviate workload associated with the filing of data and verification of emission reports required under the European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) regulation. Lean Marine introduced its Fleet Analytics tool ahead of the first MRV reporting period, which requires ships above 5,000 GT to monitoring, report,...

Danish research project leads to significant fuel savings for J. Lauritzen and Torm
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Danish research project leads to significant fuel savings for J. Lauritzen and Torm

Shipping companies J. Lauritzen and Torm have saved a combined total of 37,900 tonnes of fuel per year thanks to their participation in a four-year research project that developed a new platform to help companies optimise technical and operational aspects of their fleets. Under the Blue INNOship program, the Vessel Performance Decision Support platform was...

A smart approach to bunker management
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A smart approach to bunker management

A new software tool has found that shipowners and operators can save on average three per cent of fuel and related costs by optimising their bunker management strategy. VPO Global spoke with Christian Plum, co-founder of Danish maritime software company BunkerMetric to find out more about making smart bunker management decisions in a volatile market....

EBL improves energy performance of North Sea Giant
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EBL improves energy performance of North Sea Giant

  The world’s first Electronic Bus Link (EBL) from Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has been successfully commissioned on the North Sea Giant, providing complete redundancy, enhanced efficiency and significant fuel savings. The technology connects the 18,151 GWT subsea construction vessel’s DC-Hubs, enabling the vessel to conduct demanding operations using just one engine, instead...

FUELTRAX confirms compatibility with Opsealog
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FUELTRAX confirms compatibility with Opsealog

Electronic fuel monitoring systems (EFMS) supplier FUELTRAX has announced formal compatibility with data integration service provider, Opsealog. FUELTRAX is a smart, self-contained, marine fuel management solution, which protects assets and ensures security of fuel, compliance, and optimised vessel performance. Opsealog works in partnership with customers to integrate with FUELTRAX data and to generate additional analysis...

Thorco increases visibility of charter party compliance with Navis Bluetracker
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Thorco increases visibility of charter party compliance with Navis Bluetracker

Copenhagen-based Thorco Projects has selected Navis’ Bluetracker solution to monitor and analyse the fuel consumption and vessel performance of its own and chartered vessels. The Charter Monitor module of Bluetracker monitors the operational speed versus fuel oil consumption as agreed upon with the charter party, providing greater visibility of charter-party compliance. The system gives automatic...

Maersk rolls out Eniram’s Energy Advisory System
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Maersk rolls out Eniram’s Energy Advisory System

Maersk Supply Service has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System that uses high-quality data and real-time feedback to optimise operations and save fuel. Proof of concept will be carried out on two of Maersk Supply Service’s vessels: one M-class Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) and one...

Bunker Connect launches quality control module
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Bunker Connect launches quality control module

Bunker Connect has added a quality control module to its services to help shipowners and operators prepare for and comply with IMO 2020. Bunker Connect provides shipping companies and suppliers with information on bunkers, including price and type at available ports. Bunker Connect acts as a liaison between buyer and supplier, offering impartial advice to...

Fymak Marine trials FUELTRAX fuel management system
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Fymak Marine trials FUELTRAX fuel management system

Nigerian oil service support providers Fymak Marine has completed a six-month trial of FUELTRAX Vision onboard its five Fast Support Vessels (FSVs). FUELTRAX is a smart, self-contained, marine fuel management solution, which protects assets and ensures security of fuel, compliance, and optimised vessel performance. FUELTRAX Vision is the latest expansion of remote monitoring and reporting...