Tag: Fuel Savings

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...

Maersk harnesses wind power to cut fuel consumption by 8.2%
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Maersk harnesses wind power to cut fuel consumption by 8.2%

A Maersk Tankers product tanker has achieved fuel savings of 8.2 per cent in a one-year period by harnessing wind power. A joint project including Maersk Tankers, Norsepower, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company, fitted the product tanker Maersk Pelican with two Norsepower Rotor Sails in August 2018. From...

Supporting the French green shipping revolution
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Supporting the French green shipping revolution

In a world where ecological concerns run high, every industry is under pressure to reduce their environmental impact. The international shipping industry is no exception. During the 45th G7 summit held in Biarritz, France in August, the nation’s president Emmanuel Macron declared his intention to place the country at the forefront of a green shipping...

Speed through water – the missing piece of the vessel performance puzzle?
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Speed through water – the missing piece of the vessel performance puzzle?

The fuel efficiency and performance of a vessel depends on a multitude of factors, but according to Andreas Brekke, CEO of Norwegian technology company Miros, there is one vital piece missing from the performance optimisation puzzle. Accurate speed through water measurement is essential in order to gain a true understanding of vessel performance and the...

BunkerMetric adds new functionality to bunker planning solution
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BunkerMetric adds new functionality to bunker planning solution

BunkerMetric has added a new functionality to its bunker planning solution to help users meet the IMO 2020 0.5 per cent sulphur cap requirements. BunkerPlanner now includes speed optimisation for vessels operating in sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs). This determines the optimal speed to sail inside and outside sulphur ECAs in order to minimise fuel...

Golden Energy opts for Ulstein’s vessel monitoring Blue Box
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Golden Energy opts for Ulstein’s vessel monitoring Blue Box

  Norwegian shipowner Golden Energy Offshore has chosen Ulstein’s Blue Box for installation on two of its vessels to monitor fuel consumption and overall vessel efficiency. The pilot project with Ulstein will see Golden Energy install the Blue Box on the Energy Duchess and Energy Empress. The Blue Box connects the vessels’ data system to...

GreenSteam acquires BMT Smart
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GreenSteam acquires BMT Smart

BMT has sold its UK-based SMART business to GreenSteam, a majority owned company of BP. The sale of SMART, a data collection and performance optimisation software solution, to GreenSteam, follows a strategic business review by BMT to focus on its core Infrastructure, Defence and Security, Commercial Shipping and Environmental divisions to commit to greater collaboration...

Hempel launches new fuel-saving fouling defence system
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Hempel launches new fuel-saving fouling defence system

Hempel has launched a new three-coat fouling defence system Hempaguard MaX, which delivers a guaranteed maximum speed loss of 1.2 per cent over five years*. Hempaguard MaX is applied in three layers, cutting application time and reducing the time vessels need to spend in dry-dock by up to two days. The three-coat system reduces drag...

Sea rescue organisation tests antifouling alternative
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Sea rescue organisation tests antifouling alternative

French sea rescue organisation “Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer” (SNSM) is testing the RENOLIT Fouling Release Film DOLPHIN S on one of its vessels to assess the savings in fuel consumption over a one year period. The RENOLIT DOLPHIN S film is an alternative to conventional antifouling paints as it is based on a...

Desktop Just-in-Time trial cuts fuel consumption by 23 per cent
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Desktop Just-in-Time trial cuts fuel consumption by 23 per cent

A desktop trial of Just-In-Time ship operations to reduce the time ships spend idling outside ports has shown positive results in cutting emissions and fuel costs. The trial was conducted by members of the IMO-led Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA), at the Port of Rotterdam on July 10. During the desktop...

Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL design bulk carrier to meet IMO 2030 targets
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Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL design bulk carrier to meet IMO 2030 targets

Wärtsilä, Oshima Shipbuilding, and DNV GL have delivered the first results of their joint industry development project, which was to design a 62,000 DWT Ultramax Bulk Carrier optimised to actual operating profiles. The design also meets upcoming emissions requirements and indicates that it is possible for conventional merchant vessels to significantly reduce their emissions in...