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Tag: fuel efficiency

How to sculpt an asymmetric stern

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DNV GL announced that innovative computer technology and modelling techniques are helping revive the old idea of twisting the stern section of the hull, to optimize flow and save fuel. As high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics provides the toolset for designing complex shapes efficiently, the company developed a formal parametric optimization procedure, to make the design optimization more efficient.

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Ceremony held for Matson’s green container ships

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Philly Shipyard, Inc. announced that two new “Aloha Class” container ships will be delivered to Matson, Inc., that will be the largest container ships ever built in the U.S. On May 4th, a ceremony was held in the dry dock, where the first engine room section, weighing 420 metric tons, was lowered into place.

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New feed rate optimization program launched

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Total Lubmarine recently announced the introduction of a new service for long-term engine maintenance through ongoing monitoring activities. The program is aiming to give a complete and ongoing picture of the condition of ships' engines in order to prevent corrosion and reduce levels of lube consumption.

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EIB, ABN to promote greener shipping in EU

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The European Investment Bank and Dutch bank, ABN Amro, will sign an agreement to support investments for greening the European shipping fleet. The agreement will ensure that promoters of sustainable projects in the maritime transport sector can benefit from favourable financial terms, as a result of the EIB's AAA rating.

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World’s first LNG-fuelled reefer carrier to be built

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GAS Entec, announced the plan to build a LNG fuelled reefer carrier, that will be recorded as the world's first LNG fuelled reefer carrier. The company chose an indirect type of cargo hold cooling system, which came from the cryogenic energy generated during the vaporization process of LNG, propulsion and power generation fuel.

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Hybrid technology for first USCG patrol cutters

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Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding, to provide hybrid electric drive systems for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new fleet of Offshore Patrol Cutters. Under the contract, the company will provide its permanent magnet motor-based Auxiliary Propulsion System.

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ABS accords concept approval for HHI’s LNG fuel tank

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American Bureau of Shipping announced that has granted a Certificate of General Design Approval for an IMO Type B LNG fuel tank design, developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea. The tank design was conceptualized and developed to minimize the loss of cargo space and effectively use available area on board the vessel.

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NASSCO launches final ECO Class ship

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On Saturday, March 25, General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched the Palmetto State – the final ship in an eight-ship ECO Class tanker program to be constructed at NASSCO. The ship and her sister tankers are the most fuel-efficient tankers to service the Jones Act trade, with an “ECO” design offering 33 percent increased fuel efficiency and cleaner shipping options.

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