Tag: Renewable Energy

The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN
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The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN

A report by the United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL, and Sustaina has hailed Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring technology and Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution as two of the key game-changing technologies driving fuel efficient and sustainable shipping operations. Autonomous solutions, wind, and electrification are vital solutions in the shipping industry’s journey towards decarbonisation. Rapidly implementing...

Wind-assisted vessel promises 14% fuel savings
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Wind-assisted vessel promises 14% fuel savings

Dutch shipping company, Switijnk Shipping, and naval architects, C-Job, have teamed up to deliver a wind-assisted general cargo vessel to improve the sustainability of shipping. The 8,500 DWT vessel, known as the Flettner Freighter, will be equipped with two Norsepower Rotor Sails to supplement the main engines, delivering fuel savings of approximately 14%. Norsepower’s Rotor...

ETI launches project to identify benefits of fuel saving ship technologies
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ETI launches project to identify benefits of fuel saving ship technologies

The Energy Technologies Institute (EIT) has launched a project to help shipping companies and financiers identify the real-world costs and fuel consumption benefits of using new and existing technologies. £1.8 million has been allocated to the Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project, which will assess the costs and benefits of installing and retrofitting technologies to...

Japanese shipping company to trial solar and wind power solution
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Japanese shipping company to trial solar and wind power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP), the company that provides renewable energy and fuel saving solutions for the shipping industry, has partnered with Japanese shipowner, Hisafuku Kisen K.K. of Onomichi, to test an integrated rigid sail and solar power system for ships, known as Aquarius MRE. Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) is an integrated system of rigid...

Eco Marine Power and Teramoto Iron works sign patent license agreement for energy-saving propulsion solutions
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Eco Marine Power and Teramoto Iron works sign patent license agreement for energy-saving propulsion solutions

Eco Marine Power (EMP), the company that provides renewable energy and fuel saving solutions for the shipping industry, has signed a patent license agreement with Teramoto Iron Works for its EnergySail and Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) technologies. EnergySail is a patented automated rigid sail device that allows ships to utilise wind power to drive...

Dutch company, Port-Liner, to launch zero emissions barges
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Dutch company, Port-Liner, to launch zero emissions barges

The Loadstar has reported that Dutch company Port-Liner is to build two fully electric barges to operate in the Netherlands. The battery powered barges will be capable of carrying 280 containers, and according to the Loadstar, the first 6 barges are expected to remove 23,000 trucks from Netherlands roads per annum, replacing them with zero...

The Switch calls for industry to combine advancing technologies for true sustainability
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The Switch calls for industry to combine advancing technologies for true sustainability

The maritime industry needs to adopt a realistic approach and utilise a range of technological advancements to meet the challenges of sustainable shipping, says The Switch, a Finnish headquartered firm that works with electrical drive train technology for renewable and industrial applications. While there are many ways to increase the sustainability of shipping, there is...