Tag: <span>Fuel Savings</span>

ABB to power new low emission P&O ferries
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ABB to power new low emission P&O ferries

ABB has won a contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International to supply a full scope of integrated solutions that will reportedly cut fuel consumption by 40 per cent on two new P&O Ferries’ vessels. The hybrid propulsion solution, using electric power from 8.8MWh batteries and diesel generators, will cut fuel consumption and emissions on P&O Ferries’...

RoPax operators exceed fuel saving expectations with FuelOpt
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RoPax operators exceed fuel saving expectations with FuelOpt

RoPax operators Color Line and Bohai Ferry have confirmed that fuel savings achieved through the use of Lean Marine’s FuelOpt propulsion automation system have exceeded expectations. Companies including Stena Line, Color Line, Bohai Ferry and Viking Line have invested in the Swedish company’s technology due to the tangible fuel savings and CO2 emission reductions that...

FUELTRAX upgrades FUELNET cloud-based portal
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FUELTRAX upgrades FUELNET cloud-based portal

FUELTRAX has announced the latest features of its cloud-based portal, FUELNET ‘GEN-6’, as its sixth major release. This adaptation of the product was created with close collaboration and feedback from FUELTRAX’s current user base. As the Coronavirus continues to impact the economy, FUELTRAX reports that it is determined to keep providing the enhancements that allow...

Norled hybrid electric ferry fitted with SCHOTTEL EcoPellers
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Norled hybrid electric ferry fitted with SCHOTTEL EcoPellers

A ferry operated by Norled and powered by a diesel-electric hybrid system and battery power has entered operation along the Norwegian Festøya-Solavågen route. Built at the Remontowa shipyard in Poland, the Festøya ferry is the first of four SCHOTTEL-equipped hybrid ferries for Norwegian ferry operator Norled.  Each of the four double-ended RoPax ferries feature two...

Navisense rolls out AI-based tech to improve port towage efficiency
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Navisense rolls out AI-based tech to improve port towage efficiency

Maritime technology company Navisense and towage operator Svitzer have teamed up to make port towage services more efficient and sustainable. The Porttracker system demonstrates how a combination of various data streams and knowledge of operating towing vessels can result in a cost effective and easy to use tool, primarily focused on reducing fuel consumption, cutting...

Machine learning model saves $90M in fuel costs
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Machine learning model saves $90M in fuel costs

Researchers from the University of Southampton and Shell Shipping and Maritime have developed a digital dashboard that helps captains respond to changing sea conditions, with early results indicating savings of $90 million in fuel costs possible. The Just Add Water (JAWS) app interprets depths and angles of a ship known as the draught and trim...

Sailing on sustainability: the comeback of wind power?
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Sailing on sustainability: the comeback of wind power?

As the shipping industry ramps up efforts to decarbonise, initial sea trials onboard a Maersk tanker fitted with Norsepower Rotor Sails indicate that wind power has the potential to play a significant role in a low carbon ocean transport system. Early results from a sea trial onboard the 109,647 DWT Maersk Pelican fitted with two...

The future of bunker hedging
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The future of bunker hedging

Ishaan Hemnani, co-founder of BunkerEx gives his opinion on bunker hedging and why most small to mid-sized shipping companies choose not to hedge their bunker exposure despite increased market pressures caused by the virus. Last week the CEO of a large bunker trader wrote a great piece about how small and mid-sized shipping companies are not...

Datum Electronics launches AI-enabled condition monitoring tech
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Datum Electronics launches AI-enabled condition monitoring tech

Datum Electronics has announced a new AI-based advanced condition monitoring technology for fuel efficiency and preventative maintenance. The new AI-enabled condition monitoring technology is the result of years of collaboration with Innovate UK & the University of Strathclyde on gathering data, running algorithms and profiling diesel generators, as well as many months of design, development...

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...