A global network of maritime technology cooperation centres has completed an impressive array of pilot projects over the past three years, helping to drive forward the changes which are required to reduce GHG emissions from shipping.
In order to perform slow steaming of ships, proper optimization of ship’s engine is required in order to prevent any kind of damages to the engine. Find out more about optimization of engines in the article inside.
The main engine of the ship has to perform satisfactorily and give the rated power at the rated RPM within narrow but allowable limits of temperature and pressure with correct specific fuel oil consumption. Find out how Main Engine Performance Curves are used for Economical Fuel Consumption on Ships.
Ship’s machinery operations are greatly affected by the quality of intake air. Learn about ten harmful effects of impure air on ship’s machinery systems which seafarers should be aware of.
The European project EfficienSea2 is testing a new Smart Buoy solution which will allow ships to have improved navigational services and to receive data in support of vessel operations when reaching ports.
According to the CE Delft study the average design efficiency of new bulk carriers, oil tankers and gas carriers was worse in 2016 than in 2015.
According to the study at least two-thirds of containerships, half of general cargo ships and a quarter of tankers launched in 2015 already overshoot the requirement for 2020 without using innovative new technologies.
The first ever digital tool for the shipping industry that can accurately predict the potential fuel and CO2 savings offered by fouling control coatings has been launched by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business.