Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Post-Panamax Bulk Carrier Rides Air Bubble Blanket to Reduce Emissions

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced the delivery of the first of three post-panamax bulk carriers to achieve energy efficient operations through the use of an air bubble lubrication system. The...

October 29, 2014
Total Views: 35

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Maritime News

All-Electric Ferry Named ‘Ship of the Year’ at SMM

The all-electric, aluminum car ferry “ZeroCat 120” has been awarded the prestigious 'Ship of the Year' award at the SMM trade show in Hamburg this week.

September 10, 2014
Total Views: 7

Monday, October 8, 2012
Engineering News

Air Lubrication Works on Ferries Too

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries says that it has successfully installed its innovative “Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System” (MALS) for the first time on a ferry and has confirmed over 5% improvement...

October 8, 2012
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Engineering News

Wärtsilä’s Sigurd Jenssen Discusses Scrubber Technology and Environmental Compliance [INTERVIEW]

While at the SMM Hamburg conference a few weeks ago, I met up with Sigurd Jenssen, Director, EGC at Wärtsilä Environmental Solutions Tell me a bit about yourself and what you...

September 26, 2012
Total Views: 2

Monday, September 24, 2012

The U.S. Navy Can Turn Seawater Into Wine, Err, Jet Fuel

Like commercial ship operators, the U.S. Navy faces astronomical costs and logistical challenges when it comes to keeping their vessels fueled and ready for when duty calls. In 2011 alone,...

September 24, 2012
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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NYK Finds Air Bubbles Significantly Reduce Ship Resistance [REPORT]

Post World War II, warships began to experiment with a system called Prairie-Masker which expelled bubbles through the hull and propellor blade tips in an effort to mask the acoustic...

July 11, 2012
Total Views: 54

Friday, June 29, 2012
Maritime News

MOL Completes Hybrid Car Carrier, Orders LNG Pair

Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced Friday the completion of the world’s first hybrid car carrier expected to achieve zero emissions while berthed, and at the same time revealed plans...

June 29, 2012
Total Views: 2

Monday, May 7, 2012

World’s Largest Solar Powered Ship Completes Record-Breaking Circumnavigation

On Friday the world’s largest ship running solely on the power of the sun cruised into Hercule Harbor in Monaco, officially completing the world’s first circumnavigation for a 100% solar...

May 7, 2012
Total Views: 3

Monday, April 9, 2012
NAPA Software Hull Surface And Reference Grid
Maritime News

New Green Ships Get Software Boost

Greater efficiency is the new calling within shipping industry. Skyrocketing bunker prices and global pressure to reduce ship emissions is leading the shipping industry toward a more environmentally friendly and...

April 9, 2012
Total Views: 5

Friday, March 16, 2012
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Maritime News

Is Iron Mike The Solution To Ship Efficiency?

New technology solutions set on improving ship efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions appear in the inbox of gCaptain editors every week but many of these green ideas are in...

March 16, 2012
Total Views: 74

Monday, March 5, 2012
Engineering News

Floating on Air – DK Group Receives First Order for Air Cavity System

DK Group says it has received an order to install its patented Air Cavity System (ACS) technology on a 12,580 deadweight tonne (DWT) multi purpose vessel owned by Danish shipowner...

March 5, 2012
Total Views: 22

Saturday, February 4, 2012
Engineering News

Aquarius ECO Ship – Flexible Concept Design Incorporates both Wind and Solar Power

Japan’s ECO Marine Group has just unveiled an innovative concept design that promises increased fuel efficiency and lower harmful emissions by harnessing both wind and solar power.  Unlike other concept...

February 4, 2012
Total Views: 13

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Part 3: Marine Engineering Technology for More Efficient Shipping

In Part 3 of this series on shipping efficiency technology, we look at marine engineering and power systems technologies aimed at cutting operating costs, while at the same time reducing...

January 5, 2012
Total Views: 78

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Part 2: How to Propel a More Efficient Ship

In Part 2 of this series on shipping efficiency technology, we look at new ship propulsion technologies and design concepts aimed at cutting operating costs, while at the same time...

January 4, 2012
Total Views: 230

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ship Arrestor – Dropping Giant Sea-Anchors Via Helicopter To Assist Salvors

The ShipArrestor, chosen from among 1200 projects funded by the European Union, defends coastlines against environmental damage when a drifting oil tanker runs aground. A consortium of eight European organisations...

November 28, 2011
Total Views: 25

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ocean Robots Race Across The Pacific

The technology capital firm Vantage Point, oil services provider Schlumberger, Google and Virgin Oceanic are among a few of the diverse companies behind the PacX Challenge to send a robot...

November 18, 2011
Total Views: 5

Friday, August 19, 2011

New concept converts oceans solar energy into low-cost electricity

Illustration courtesy ABS The American Bureau of Shipping has just approved a new concept for renewable energy production for a commercial grid that converts the solar energy of tropic oceans...

August 19, 2011
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Maritime News

Dry bulk carrier to be world’s largest kite-powered ship

In the first quarter of 2012, the dry bulk cargo vessel Aghia Marina will be equipped with a 320 square meter Skysail.  At 170 meters long and a dwt of...

July 6, 2011
Total Views: 13

Monday, June 20, 2011
Maritime News

GL Exchange Forum – “Towards a Cleaner Maritime Industry”

Hamburg, Germany – In a world increasingly dominated by the need to reduce environmental impacts, what role does shipping have to play? Technological solutions exist, but which will prove to...

June 20, 2011
Total Views: 12

Monday, June 6, 2011
Engineering News

Wärtsilä and Versa to jointly develop fuel cell technology

Pictured: In the summer of 2010, a WFC20 fuel cell unit was installed onboard the Undine, a car carrier owned by Sweden’s Wallenius Lines Solid oxide fuel cell modules to...

June 6, 2011
Total Views: 3