Tag: Fuel Savings

Peak shaving improves energy efficiency up to 20 per cent
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Peak shaving improves energy efficiency up to 20 per cent

Combining diesel-electric propulsion with an energy storage system and using peak shaving to improve energy efficiency and deliver fuel savings of up to 20 per cent is possible, says French company Barillec Marine. Diesel-electric propulsion can be used by ships that require several operating points (speed variations) or that need acoustic discretion in the water...

Nippon Paint applies hydrogel tech to antifouling range
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Nippon Paint applies hydrogel tech to antifouling range

Nippon Paint Marine (NPM) has applied its low-friction hydrogel-containing hull coating to its standard range of antifoulings to help reduce hull to water friction and boost fuel efficiency. Hydrogel, already used in the company’s LF-Sea 150 HyB and A-LF-Sea range of hull coatings, has now been incorporated into its Ecoloflex SPC 200 range. Ecoloflex SPC...

From paper to digital: the evolution of e-navigation
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From paper to digital: the evolution of e-navigation

Advanced digital technologies and increasing bandwidth capacities are facilitating the rapid exchange of data between ship and shore, improving the safety and fuel-efficiency of maritime voyages. One area that has benefitted from the progression of digital solutions is navigation. We spoke with ChartCo’s chief commercial officer, Howard Stevens, about the journey from paper-based to digitally-driven...

Miros optimises hull speed with radar technology
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Miros optimises hull speed with radar technology

Norwegian technology company Miros has launched a new Speed Through Water dry-mounted radar-based system to optimise hull speed with greater accuracy than achieved previously. The new technology has proven fuel savings and emissions across all ship types with pilot customer BW Dry Cargo believing up to 10 per cent fuel savings can be achieved through...

“K” Line pilots AirSeas kite technology
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“K” Line pilots AirSeas kite technology

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) will install and service one vessel with AirSeas’ SeaWing automated kite technology with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel by 20 per cent through wind propulsion. AirSeas, an Airbus spin-off, developed SeaWing, which is an automated kite that tows ships. It exploits a free source of energy that...

Viking Line confirms fuel savings using Rotor Sail solution
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Viking Line confirms fuel savings using Rotor Sail solution

Viking Line has confirmed the potential to deliver up to 300 tonnes per annum of fuel savings on its Viking Grace with the installation of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail wind technology solution. According to the companies, the fuel savings were not immediately evident, however, following analysis by NAPA and ABB, there was an obvious change in...

First Chinese-built cruise ship powered by ABB
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First Chinese-built cruise ship powered by ABB

China’s first domestically built cruise ship operated by CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping, a joint venture between Carnival Corporation and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), will be powered by ABB’s integrated propulsion package. The contract was awarded following an agreement between Shanghai Waigaoqiao, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSSC and ABB. The package supplied by ABB will...

GreenSteam delivers double-digit fuel savings
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GreenSteam delivers double-digit fuel savings

GreenSteam, a company that provides machine learning based vessel performance solutions, has reportedly achieved double-digit fuel savings for its customers. GreenSteam’s machine learning based Discover solution and associated services analyse whole or partial fleets for potential fuel savings and help customers to set plans and targets to assist with investment decisions. An initial data-based survey...

Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea
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Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea

“If you can save 1 per cent of fuel, you already have a business case for fuel monitoring,” claims Dan Veen, CEO and co-founder of maritime start-up We4Sea.Veen and his co-founder Michiel Katgert, have a bold mission. They want to save 1 million tonnes of CO2 and drive sustainable shipping by making fuel efficiency monitoring...

Financing fuel-efficient shipping
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Financing fuel-efficient shipping

The 2008 financial crisis hit the shipping industry with a cut in available credit and unfavourable freight rates. In the last decade, the top 10 lenders have reduced their shipping loan books by US $50 billion[1], leaving shippers with limited access to capital. Now, oil prices are rising and the IMO 2020 sulphur cap looms,...

Four maritime start-ups to watch out for in 2019
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Four maritime start-ups to watch out for in 2019

The 2020 global sulphur cap is less than a year away and fuel efficiency is high on the shipping industry’s agenda. Cutting fuel consumption and emissions is vital to meet regulation, remain competitive, and work towards a reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions. Here are four start-ups to watch out for in 2019 that have...