Tag: Ship Performance

PPG hull coating proves vessel power efficiency in new study
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PPG hull coating proves vessel power efficiency in new study

PPG has announced results from a study that concluded vessels using its fouling release and antifouling coatings show improved speed and power performance. The study, which was conducted in collaboration with DNV GL, used the classification society’s hull performance analysis methodology to analyse the performance of various major vessel types. These included liquified natural gas...

Operational issues due to stern tube EALs brought to light in new DNV GL study
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Operational issues due to stern tube EALs brought to light in new DNV GL study

A recent publication by DNV GL that stated that a recent surge in propeller shaft bearing failures is related to the use of certain environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) has been supported by Canadian supplier and manufacturer of water lubricated stern tube bearings, Thordon Bearings. In conclusion to the first phase of an ongoing investigation, DNV...

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...

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...

GreenSteam joins Danish Green Ship partnership
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GreenSteam joins Danish Green Ship partnership

GreenSteam, supplier of machine learning based vessel performance solutions, has joined Denmark’s Green Ship of the Future. Green Ship of the Future is a public private partnership for innovation, exploration and demonstration of technologies and methods that make shipping cleaner and more environmentally friendly. GreenSteam’s machine learning technology, which helps make sense of factors affecting...

Columbia Shipmanagement opens performance optimisation control room in Cyprus
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Columbia Shipmanagement opens performance optimisation control room in Cyprus

Columbia Shipmanagement has opened a high-tech Performance Optimisation Control Room in Cyprus. The purpose of the Control Room is to optimise vessel performance by connecting technical, marine, crew, and commercial management department and functions. It will be manned 24/7 by qualified personnel who will optimise vessel safety, crew rotation and training, performance (speed, consumption, delay,...

Høglund and Yxney Maritime launch fuel monitoring solution
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Høglund and Yxney Maritime launch fuel monitoring solution

Norwegian marine automation company Høglund has signed an agreement with Yxney Maritime to launch an integrated vessel performance monitoring solution. The plug-and-play system will give shipowners and managers access to real-time fuel consumption data and analytics, allowing for better decision making and improved ship and fleet fuel efficiencies. Høglund Marine Automation’s Ship Performance Monitor (SPM)...

V. Group unveils seafarer performance app
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V. Group unveils seafarer performance app

V.Group has unveiled a new app to help manage and improve seafarer performance and crewing planning. The app is designed to support professional development, performance appraisal, training, and documentation uploads throughout the vessel mobilisation process, including travel arrangements. The app tackles issues related to paper-based certification and procedures. This increases the time of transferring from...

MOL signs fleet intelligence deal
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MOL signs fleet intelligence deal

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has agreed a deal with Helsinki-headquartered NAPA, which will see the Finnish software developer provide performance analysis and reporting for 80 of MOL’s time-chartered bulk carriers. NAPA, which is owned by Japan’s ClassNK, will deliver its Fleet Intelligence system to the ships, combining proprietary data modelling with open source data and...

MeteoGroup upgrades Ship Performance Optimisation System
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MeteoGroup upgrades Ship Performance Optimisation System

MeteoGroup has launched a new version of its Ship Performance Optimisation System (SPOS) that ensures safe and fuel efficient navigation by calculating and recalculating optimum routes based on anticipated weather and sea conditions. The new version of the weather routing solution, SPOS9, calculates the optimum route using a variable speed routing algorithm that takes into...