Tag: <span>Performance Optimisation</span>

Breaking the silos: How Stena Bulk spin off is helping shipping firms unravel data
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Breaking the silos: How Stena Bulk spin off is helping shipping firms unravel data

Aggregating data that are locked up in multiple systems is essential for effective vessel performance management. This is an objective worth pursuing, however it will require shipping companies to demand more from their vendors and solution providers to collaborate, if vessel performance goals are to be met, says CEO of OrbitMI Ali Riaz.  Speaking with...

HSD Engine partners with ABB on engine performance optimisation
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HSD Engine partners with ABB on engine performance optimisation

Korean engine manufacturer HSD Engine is to offer ABB’s diagnostics and advisory software Tekomar XPERT to shipowners operating its two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines. Tekomar XPERT is a digital performance optimisation platform applicable to any engine that can help shipping companies achieve fuel savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Under the agreement, HSD Engine will...

ZeroNorth acquires vessel performance specialist Propulsion Dynamics
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ZeroNorth acquires vessel performance specialist Propulsion Dynamics

Maritime technology company ZeroNorth has acquired Copenhagen-based digital vessel performance company Propulsion Dynamics. Propulsion Dynamics offers full-scale digital twin ship performance analysis through its CASPER service. The fuel consumption tables provided by Propulsion Dynamics can directly support the industry’s decarbonisation trajectory, as well as the optimisation of a range of tramp shipping vessels, and particularly...

Understanding energy density of future fuels key to decarbonisation decision-making
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Understanding energy density of future fuels key to decarbonisation decision-making

Industry coalition SEA-LNG believes that greater understanding around the comparative pricing, vessel performance and procurement of marine fuels is required to avoid costly mistakes as companies plan their decarbonisation pathway. The statement comes as the coalition examined the individual capabilities and requirements of low emissions ‘future fuels’, including the impact that fuels’ energy density has...

Furetank deploys AI-powered performance management solutions from OrbitMI
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Furetank deploys AI-powered performance management solutions from OrbitMI

Swedish shipping company Furetank Chartering has chosen to deploy OrbitMI’s AI-powered vessel performance management platform ‘Orbit’ across its fleet of product and chemical tankers. During a pilot using Orbit on three vessels, Furetank significantly increased control over bunker consumption and increased productivity due to improved planning and coordination of all commercial activities. OrbitMI, an independent...

Optimarin optimises BWTS maintenance
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Optimarin optimises BWTS maintenance

Optimarin has launched a new service frame agreement integrating the benefits of its new OptiLink digital solution for ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). The agreement aims to minimise operational costs and ensure regulatory compliance for shipowners by facilitating digital diagnostics and data analysis, remote interactive support, and data sharing. The additional offering is expected to...

First zero-emission fast ferry begins construction
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First zero-emission fast ferry begins construction

Partners in the TrAM (Transport – Advanced and Modular) project have announced that construction has commenced on the world’s first fully electric passenger fast ferry at the Fjellstrand shipyard on the west coast of Norway. Equipped to carry around 150 passengers, the catamaran vessel will be 31 metres long with a nine-metre beam. It will...

Marinvest installs Vessel Insight on five tankers
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Marinvest installs Vessel Insight on five tankers

Swedish ship management company Marinvest has signed a contract with Kongsberg Digital to roll out Vessel Insight to optimise performance and reduce emissions on five of its 10 oil and chemical tankers. The installations have already commenced. Marinvest have been using Kongsberg Maritime’s Autochief 600 propulsion control system for five years, leveraging its Fuel and...

BV classes 10 urban electric ferries
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BV classes 10 urban electric ferries

Bureau Veritas (BV) has won a contract for the classification of 10 electric ferries on behalf of the Portuguese river passenger operator, Transtejo. The vessels are currently under construction by Gondán Shipyard (Spain) and will come into service between 2022 and 2024. The 10 new sister vessels, which will be 100 per cent electrical and...

Tallink chooses ABB optimisation software for latest ferry
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Tallink chooses ABB optimisation software for latest ferry

Estonian ferry operator Tallink has chosen ABB Ability Marine Advisory Systems’, OCTOPUS to boost efficiency of the car ferry MyStar on the 80-km trans-Baltic route between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland. OCTOPUS optimisation software will collect and transfer operational data from the vessel’s onboard systems to the ABB Ability Marine Fleet Portal – a solution...