JUNE 1, 2017—Ship’s ballast water is full of aquatic species, both visible and invisible to the naked eye. Water taken aboard ship as ballast in one coastal region and discharged in another untreated can lead…
MAY 31, 2017—Clean burning and plentiful, natural gas has emerged as a viable alternative fuel for ship operators to comply with ever-stricter global emissions standards. By burning natural gas, operators can cut NOx emissions by…
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016—A number of new marine products and services were unveiled last week by the 2,200 exhibitors on hand at SMM 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. Among the new propulsion products was the WVSA Down…
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016—Cylinder oil lubrication has become increasingly more complex with the advent of Emission Control Areas (ECAs) requiring the switch to lower sulfur fuels. On top of that, the move to slow steaming adds…
SEPTEMBER 11, 2016—Unlocking big data is a key to making shipping more efficient. But securing that data is also critical. With most of the equipment and systems on board a ship networked, shipowners and operators…
SEPTEMBER 11, 2016—The buzz at SMM 2016 in Hamburg, Germany, this past week was of increasing digitalization of the ship, allowing various systems onboard to be connected, enhancing the control of the vessel and providing…
SEPTEMBER 10, 2016—Using Liquefied Natural Gas or LNG for short as a marine fuel hasn’t caught on as fast as many expected it to. Forecasts were that as many as 1,000 ships using LNG as…
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016— What will the ships of the future look like? Will the use of solar and wind power become more prevalent onboard ship in the near future? How far into the future is…
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016—This past week at SMM in Hamburg, Germany, “fuel savings,” “energy efficiency,” and “cost control” were the three topics that popped up in just about every conversation about ship operations. ABB has been…
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016—In order to survive the current downturn in the market, vessel operators can’t continue to do “business as usual.” At SMM 2016 in Hamburg, Germany, this past week, Wartsila promoted the concept of…
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