20|20 Marine Energy and BunkerMetric have jointly announced the launch of a new predictive analysis tool to allow shipping companies to calculate the financial and operational impact of the impending MARPOL Annex VI global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap, which comes into force on January 1, 2020.
Satellite operator Thaicom has introduced a new maritime service platform called Nava, a broadband system for use in Asia-Pacific waters that will be complemented by a range of digital operational support applications.
SolstadFarstad and Yxney Maritime have completed a pilot project to develop the Yxney fuel efficiency and emission reduction software MarESS, which has resulted in a contract for implementation of the application across the entire fleet.
A £1.8 million Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project has been established in the UK, which aims to quantify the financial benefits of investing in fuel efficient technologies for existing and future vessels to assist in accelerating their deployment across the maritime industry.
Wärtsilä has launched a new Smart Marine Ecosystem strategy, which will focus the company’s efforts on four forces it expects to “re-shape the industry” – shared capacity, Big Data analytics, intelligent vessels, and smart ports.
A data analytics programme applied to the design of two new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises passenger expedition ships, currently under construction at the Vard Shipyard in Romania and Norway, has resulted in projected annual fuel savings of more than ten per cent, the company says.
Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has signed a five-year service agreement with Corsica Linea to provide real-time performance management systems for the shipping company’s owned and operated fleet of five vessels travelling between Marseille and Corsica.
Royston Diesel Power has added to its enginei fuel management system with the addition of a new module offering improved monitoring of onboard and onshore fuel tank inventories.
Caterpillar Marine has launched a new Multi-Engine Optimizer (MEO) tool, which uses proprietary performance data and control algorithms to provide intelligence for power management systems, which can be applied to improving fuel efficiency by more precisely balancing engine loads.
Icon Research and CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, have developed a new algorithm which they claim can increase the efficiency of ship diesel engines by more accurately tracking data relating to the position of pistons within the engine’s cylinders.
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