Tag: Fuel Savings

Proactive measures needed to improve hull performance, says Jotun Marine manager
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Proactive measures needed to improve hull performance, says Jotun Marine manager

Hull and propeller performance have a much larger impact on vessel efficiency than previously thought, says Jotun Marine analyst manager Manolis Levantis. According to Mr Levantis, “We estimate that the average yearly speed loss for all vessel types and trades, regardless of what anti-fouling is used, is about six percent. For a typical bulk carrier,...

Shippers believe 28 per cent cut in fuel consumption possible
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Shippers believe 28 per cent cut in fuel consumption possible

A survey has found that shipping sees a vast potential reduction in fuel consumption. Responding to a survey by NAPA and BLUE Insight, owners, managers, operators and charterers felt that on average, it was possible to reduce 28 per cent of their fuel consumption – a figure that that aligns with some recent studies on...

Four techs to optimise fuel consumption
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Four techs to optimise fuel consumption

As 2020 gets underway, shipping companies are looking to keep their voyages as fuel efficient and cost efficient as possible to remain at a competitive advantage. In this week’s spotlight, VPO Global highlights four technologies that are helping shipping companies to optimise fuel consumption. SCHOTTEL Rudder ECOPeller German technology company SCHOTTEL offers the Rudder EcoPeller,...

Kongsberg launches performance application for Vessel Insight users
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Kongsberg launches performance application for Vessel Insight users

Shipowners and operators using Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight platform can now improve performance and reporting, and reduce fuel and energy consumption through the company’s new application Vessel Performance. The Vessel Performance application collects contextualised data from the ship using Kongsberg’s data infrastructure solution, Vessel Insight. The data is used to generate real-time value for users, with...

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...

TMC delivers air lubrication system compressors for seven LNG carrier newbuilds
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TMC delivers air lubrication system compressors for seven LNG carrier newbuilds

TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has been awarded a contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver its air lubrication system (ALS) compressors to seven LNG carriers the Korean shipbuilder is constructing for Capital Gas Corp. ALS is a method used to reduce the resistance between the ship’s hull and seawater by using air bubbles....

TMC launches fuel saving air lubrication system compressors
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TMC launches fuel saving air lubrication system compressors

Norwegian company TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) is launching a range of marine compressors for use in combination with air lubrication systems (ALS) to help ships further reduce fuel consumption and air emissions. Air lubrication system is a method used to reduce the resistance between the ship’s hull and seawater by using air bubbles....

Shell to retrofit LNG carriers with Silverstream air lubrication system
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Shell to retrofit LNG carriers with Silverstream air lubrication system

Silverstream Technologies has signed a landmark framework agreement for retrofit installation of the Silverstream System on some of the vessels in the Shell International Trading and Shipping Company LNGC fleet. The agreement will see Shell and Silverstream develop a close working relationship for the design, engineering, procurement, and execution of the Silverstream System for Shell’s...

Wärtsilä and Silverstream partner on fuel-saving air lubrication technology
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Wärtsilä and Silverstream partner on fuel-saving air lubrication technology

Wärtsilä and Silverstream Technologies have signed a Licence and Co-operation Agreement, permitting Wärtsilä as sales and service partner to fully integrate Silverstream’s air lubrication system within its propulsion solutions. Silverstream’s air lubrication technology helps vessels to improve their Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) by creating a carpet of microbubbles that coat the entire flat bottom...

GreenSteam urges companies to use vessel data to avoid fuel wastage
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GreenSteam urges companies to use vessel data to avoid fuel wastage

With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announcing a goals-based approach to emissions reductions for sulphur, nitrogen and carbon oxides over the next two decades, marine data intelligence business GreenSteam has called on shipowners and operators to use vessel data to build a fuller picture of unnecessary fuel consumption. The Denmark headquartered company has stated that...

Golden Energy Offshore and KONGSBERG cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent
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Golden Energy Offshore and KONGSBERG cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent

Norwegian advanced Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) owner and operator Golden Energy Offshore has cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent by collaborating with Kongsberg Maritime on vessel performance monitoring and installing KONGSBERG’s SAVe Energy battery system. The results have been achieved on Golden Energy Offshore’s UT 776 CD design Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), NS Orla...

Stena deploys AI to deliver 3 per cent fuel savings
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Stena deploys AI to deliver 3 per cent fuel savings

Stena Line has successfully used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a vessel, reducing fuel consumption by 2-3 per cent per trip. In 2018 Stena Line started a pilot project onboard the Stena Scandinavica on the Gothenburg – Kiel route using AI technology to determine the most efficient way...