Carbon War Room, exactEarth, and University Maritime Advisory Service (UMAS) have launched a new free-to-access ship operational efficiency portal called BetterFleet, which aims to show how efficiently an individual vessel has operated over the past year in comparison with similar ships.
Researchers from UCL Energy Institute (UCL) and Carbon War Room (CWR) have published the results of recent research into the role of energy efficiency in vessel competitiveness, highlighting the fact that vessels with high design efficiency are creating millions in costs savings when it comes to paying for fuel.
A collaboration agreement between Hammonia Reederei, a Hamburg-based shipowner, and New Orleans-based charterer Intermarine has seen three sister vessels retrofitted with multiple efficiency technologies which are expected to create 25 per cent fuel savings, to be shared between the two companies.
Carbon War Room (CWR), a non-profit organisation backed by Virgin boss Richard Branson, reports that it is to make grants up to US$200,000 to finance shipowners or charterers in retrofitting a single vessel with a bundle of technologies, with the aim of creating a minimum fuel saving of 10–15 per cent.
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