Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Blog

Naval Architects of Lore May Have Been Right After All

  [contextly_sidebar id=”eTQ4jKmGgaBM8winqn9iZ2ItZZwUju84″]Docked near the Houston ship channel in a bug infested estuary is the battleship USS Texas (BB-35), the world’s last remaining “dreadnought” afloat. After over 100 years after her launch...

May 26, 2015
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Monday, May 11, 2015
Maritime News

GAC’s Hull-Cleaning ROV Could Save Ship Operators Buckets of Cash

With ship operators intensely focused on maximizing efficiency, keeping the hull clean is a major consideration as marine growth will most definitely lead to significant frictional drag and subsequently higher...

May 11, 2015
Total Views: 132

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Interesting

This Tiny Attachment Could Save Shipowners Millions

After a year of testing, Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, says its new fuel saving propeller attachment is now ready to hit the market. The attachment, which HHI...

May 7, 2015
Total Views: 38

Monday, February 23, 2015
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Engineering News

Pioneer Marine Invests in Operational Efficiency Technology for Newbuild Fleet

Singapore-based ship owner Pioneer Marine entered the dry bulk sector in 2013 on the only upswing the industry has seen in the past three years, and since then it has...

February 23, 2015
Total Views: 5

Friday, November 7, 2014
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Engineering News

High Fuel Costs and New Emissions Regs are Pushing the Boundaries of Naval Architecture

Paint inspired by the skin of a tuna fish and automated drone ships that don't need crews: such ideas could revolutionise the next generation of ocean vessels as the shipping sector looks to cut costs and tackle pollution.

November 7, 2014
Total Views: 40

Thursday, October 2, 2014
News

Carnival Says Fuel Saving Initiative Helped Save $2.5 Billion

A multi-layered fuel savings initiative has helped Carnival Corporation reduce energy consumption by 24% and has led to $2.5 billion in savings since the program was launched in 2007, the world's largest cruise line said today.

October 2, 2014
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Maritime News

Newport Shipping Group Unveils New Eco-Friendly Bulker

Ecoships, the technical ship management arm of London-based Newport Shipping Group introduced today a next generation handy-size bulk carrier design optimized to provide extremely low fuel consumption while meeting all...

September 2, 2014
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Engineering News

Dutch Naval Architects Come Up With a Cool Idea

Dutch naval architect Dr. Ir. Pieter van Oossanen and his team of naval architects and hydrodynamicists in Wageningen have come up with something that could have pretty significant implications, or at...

August 26, 2014
Total Views: 47

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
dina star oscv
Engineering News

Revolutionary New Power System Could be a Game-Changer for the Offshore Sector

The DP2-equipped light construction / ROV vessel Dina Star was delivered last year by Kleven Shipyard to Fonnes-based shipowner, Myklebusthaug Offshore AS and from the following images (shot with a 50 megapixel Hasselblad)...

July 2, 2014
Total Views: 17

Thursday, May 29, 2014
buckau flettner rotors
Engineering News

For Sea Captains, Flettner Rotors May Make Their Job More Tactical in Nature

In February 1925, the Buckau, a schooner outfitted with cylindrically-shaped, rotating masts 15 meters tall and 3 meters in diameter, crossed the North Sea from Danzig to Scotland to prove...

May 29, 2014
Total Views: 55

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Maritime News

New Technology Installed at OOCL’s Long Beach Container Terminal

Giant new container handling cranes have recently arrived at the Long Beach Container Terminal in California, awkwardly perched aboard a Shanghai Zenhua Shipping (ZPMC) heavy lift vessel. The new cranes...

May 28, 2014
Total Views: 77

Thursday, May 15, 2014
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Engineering News

Finnlines Orders Wärtsilä Emissions Scrubbers

PRESS RELEASE – With new stringent sulphur oxide (SOx) emission regulations due to be enforced from January 2015, Finnlines has ordered Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for six of its...

May 15, 2014
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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Defense

US Navy’s Justification for Using Mostly Biofuel Makes Little Sense

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus mentioned in a tweet today that “by no later than 2020, at least half of our #energy will come from non-fossil fuel sources.” #SECNAV: by no...

May 14, 2014
Total Views: 0

Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Maritime News

For Ultra-Large Boxships, LNG Fuel May be the Key to Cutting Costs

By Mike Wackett Bigger and bigger ships operating at slower and slower speeds across the tradelanes of the world are testament to the single-minded desire of ocean carriers to continually...

April 17, 2014
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Maritime News

Self-Learning Software Helps “K” Line Realize Big Fuel Savings at Sea

A collaboration between ClassNK, one of the world’s top classification societies, and NAPA, the Finnish naval architecture software powerhouse has led to the development of a tool for shipowners, operators...

April 15, 2014
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Engineering News

“Wind Challenger” a Next Generation Bulk Carrier

As fuel prices continue to put a relentless burden on shipowners, the age of sail may be returning. A joint industry project launched in 2009 by the University of Tokyo...

April 9, 2014
Total Views: 75

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Engineering News

K-Line Orders New, Environmentally-Optimized Car Carrier

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Japan’s third-largest shipping line by sales, has ordered a vessel fitted with an engine to cut nitrogen oxide emissions to meet stricter controls, said three people familiar with the situation.

February 12, 2014
Total Views: 11

Friday, January 31, 2014
News

Nose Job Leads to Big Savings for Clipper Multi-Purpose Vessel

International shipping company, Clipper Group, says it has achieved an overall fuel savings of about 8.5% from a new bulbous bow recently installed on a 2011-built multipurpose vessel.

January 31, 2014
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Engineering News

Color Line Orders Wärtsilä Emissions Scrubbers

The Baltic region is a hot-bed of environmentally-aware shipowners at the moment as current and anticipated environmental legislation will require ships operating within the Baltic Emissions Control Areas (ECAs) to have drastically...

October 16, 2013
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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News

Euronav Believes Eco-Ship Newbuildings are a Waste of Money

Euronav, the Belgium-based owner of large crude carriers believes that so-called “eco-ships” do not exist in the large tanker sector and that building them does nothing more than exasperate the...

October 15, 2013
Total Views: 38