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How much fuel saving could your vessel get through operational excellence?

For the global shipping industry, fundamental changes are about to occur. New regulations, greater demands from increasingly environmentally conscious customers and higher fuel prices mean that being competitive and maintaining a financially and environmentally sustainable business is a bigger challenge than ever before, argues Mikael Laurin, CEO, Lean Marine

Rotor Sails project confirms 8.2% fuel savings

Norsepower Oy Ltd., along with project partners Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd., announced successful trial results of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard the Maersk Tankers product tanker, Maersk Pelican.

Tests from Rotor Sail technology on Viking Grace indicate savings

Norsepower Oy Ltd. announced that independent test results showed that Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology has the potential to deliver savings on the Viking Line-owned and operated M/S Viking Grace. Long term LNG marine fuel savings is expected to be up to about 300 tonnes on annual basis.

Maersk installs Energy Advisory System to save fuel

Danish offshore shipping company Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System on its vessels. The system will use high quality data in order to optimise operations and in the meantime save fuel. 

How small investment can power smarter options

Digitalization is rapidly transforming the business of international shipping. Efforts to enhance ship efficiency and sharpen commercial focus on fleet performance and profitability are being buoyed by the use of smart technology and the application of big data, argues Beat Guettinger, Head of Tekomar for ABB Turbocharging.

LR approves rotor sail for Viking Grace

LR approved the structure and the risk-assessment related to the installation of a rotor sail on the LNG-fuelled Viking Grace, in line with its Guidance Notes for Flettner Rotor Approval. The approvals aim to ensure that the rotor would not have a negative impact on the safe operation of the ship or the safety of the crew.

Viking Grace to start her first voyage

The M/S Viking Grace will start her first voyage as the only passenger ship in the world equipped with a Rotor Sail to use wind power for propulsion. Rotol Sail is developed by the Finnish clean technology and engineering company Norsepower Oy, and can reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by up to 900 tonnes annually.

Port of Long Beach approves rail facility project to reduce emissions

The Port of Long Beach’s Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, greenlighting a project that will move cargo faster, with fewer environmental impacts. The project is part of the port’s plan to stay competitive and minimize truck trips generated by anticipated cargo growth.

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