Tag: Ship Performance

METIS introduces live dashboards to monitor critical onboard systems
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METIS introduces live dashboards to monitor critical onboard systems

METIS Cyberspace Technology has introduced “Live Dashboards” to provide online monitoring and performance evaluation for scrubbers, ballast water management systems (BWMS), main engines (M/E), diesel generators (DGs), and boilers. METIS says that one of the most persistent requests it receives from its customers as well as executives in shipping companies is to provide the ability...

Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance
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Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance

The transfer of aquatic organisms and micro-organisms from their native habits to non-native ones via ships’ hulls is a problem costing the industry up to USD 30 billion each year[1]. A new ship-scrubbing semi-autonomous robot is helping owners and operators to deal with this issue to cut unnecessary fuel consumption and prevent ecological disruption. Known...

Reygar hits 100 vessel milestone
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Reygar hits 100 vessel milestone

Performance monitoring and control systems provider Reygar has announced that the firm’s BareFLEET remote monitoring system is now in use across 100 vessels worldwide.  The latest order from UK-based marine contractor Green Marine marks the milestone for Reygar. The firm is now also expanding its control system capabilities across dynamic positioning, autonomous vessels, and consultancy,...

Invest in crew to maximise fuel savings, says Maersk energy efficiency manager
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Invest in crew to maximise fuel savings, says Maersk energy efficiency manager

Investing in crew training is an important step in creating an onboard culture committed to fuel savings and environmental gains, says fleet energy efficiency manager at Maersk Supply Service Eirini Arvanitaki. While shipping companies are willing to invest in sophisticated digital solutions to provide better insight into ship performance and potential fuel savings, Ms Arvanitaki warns...

Golden Energy Offshore and KONGSBERG cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent
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Golden Energy Offshore and KONGSBERG cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent

Norwegian advanced Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) owner and operator Golden Energy Offshore has cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent by collaborating with Kongsberg Maritime on vessel performance monitoring and installing KONGSBERG’s SAVe Energy battery system. The results have been achieved on Golden Energy Offshore’s UT 776 CD design Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), NS Orla...

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,...