GreenSteam – fuel efficiency advice from digital models

(Apr 30 2020)

Danish company GreenSteam builds digital models from historical data which can be used to provide advice to shipping companies about how to adjust speed and other factors to get the best fuel consumption.

Options for CO2 cutting fuels

(Apr 09 2020)

Reducing CO2 from vessel operations through performance improvements only gets you so far on CO2 – in due course, shipping companies will need to consider options for different fuels. ABS considers three options - light gas (LNG / hydrogen), heavier ...

Gasum to supply Preem with renewable maritime fuel

(Mar 26 2020)

Nordic gas sector and energy market expert Gasum has entered into an agreement with Sweden’s largest fuel company Preem to supply their tankers with a new fuel blend consisting of liquefied natural gas and 10 per cent of renewable liquefied biogas.

Standard Club - two ships in China using 'non compliant fuel'

(Jan 15 2020)

The Standard Club notes that it has received reports that since 1 January 2020 there have been two separate ships in Chinese waters that have been found to be using non-compliant fuel.

IRGC seizes smuggling fuel tanker in Abu Musa

(Jan 09 2020)

On December 30, 2019 The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) navy forces confiscated an oil tanker carrying smuggled fuel in Abu Musa waters, southern Iran.

Lubrizol whitepaper identifies VLSFO engine condition challenges

(Jan 09 2020)

Legacy cylinder oils may not protect ship engines from the variable fuel characteristics of very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO), global additive supplier The Lubrizol Corp has advised.

EU ban on palm-based biodiesel to hit trade

(Nov 08 2019)

The EU’s demand for palm-based biodiesel is expected to decrease in the long term, due to the region’s ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels.

To pay up or not to pay up- that is the question

(May 01 2014)

Perhaps the most significant announcement to come out of MEPC 66 was an agreement to review the timing of the implementation of the global sulphur limits. In essence, a correspondence group is being set up to decide whether the adoption of the 0.5% g...

Early action key to ensuring 2015 ECA compliance

(May 01 2014)

The impending enforcement of next year’s 0.1% Emissions Control Area (ECA) regulation is causing considerable challenges to owners and operators*.

Small methodology leads to large savings

(May 01 2014)

The rule of thumb may not always work for managing cargo heating.

Global marine fuel trends to 2030

(Apr 01 2014)

In a report compiled by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and University College London’s Energy Institute, three scenarios for the future of marine fuels in 2030 were highlighted.

Low sulphur debate rages on

(Apr 01 2014)

At the recent IPTA/Navigate Chemical/Product Tanker conference, there were several papers given on the theme of future fuels ahead of the 0.1% sulphur ECA challenge in 2015 and the 0.5% global cap due to be introduced in 2020, or 2025.

IBIA calls for ISO adoption

(Feb 21 2014)

In a bid to improve bunker quality across the marine fuel supply chain, the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has called on marine fuel suppliers to adopt the ISO 2010 specifications for bunkers.

NORDEN opts for new engines

(Jan 01 2014)

Explaining the reason for fitting the new engine, the Danish tanker owner said that its goal was to offer vessels with considerable lower fuel consumptions than comparable product tankers.

Fuel conditioning challenges answered

(Jan 01 2014)

Much has changed since Alfa Laval launched its fuel conditioning module (FCM) in 2001.*

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