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.
Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) providing an option to make the Rolls-Royce Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress network.
Q88 has announced the completion of an integration project to connect its software platform with the ClearLynx bunker procurement application, to allow customers to create requisitions in ClearLynx automatically from Q88’s Cloud-based voyage management system, Q88VMS.
Bunker trader and supplier Brightoil has launched a set of online tools to assist global bunker buyers, allowing them to lock-in costs for up to nine months forward and reduce their exposure to price swings.
Maritime technology start-up We4Sea, developers of a Cloud platform focussed on increasing fuel efficiency and lowering emissions, has been certified by Verifavia for use as an EU MRV emissions monitoring system.
UK-based OilFront has launched a new technology-based bunker brokerage system, which it says could save small and medium-sized companies that can’t afford a dedicated bunker buying team up to $3 per metric ton when buying fuel.
France-based company Opsealog has announced the completion of Proof of Concept (POC) testing of its maritime fuel efficiency analytics platform in partnership with TOTAL E&P Angola, reporting an 11.5 per cent reduction in fuel consumed over a 6-month period across the fleet of 15 vessels included in the trial.
The freight ferry Stena Scotia, operated by Stena Line, has completed implementation of ABB’s DEGO IV speed governor and actuation software package, used to control the vessel’s propulsion system and reduce fuel consumption by minimising roll and rudder movements.
Arcadia Shipmanagement has received verification from classification society DNV GL for compliant monitoring plans for its whole fleet ahead of the introduction of the new EU MRV regulation for CO2 monitoring.
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