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Home » News » Fuel Efficiency, Costs, Savings & Charges - Q1 2015


Fuel Efficiency, Costs, Savings & Charges - Q1 2015

Carnival's Q1 bunker costs plummet $205 million
27 Mar 2015 17:43 GMT
Carnival spends 39.2 percent less on fuel as company's average purchasing price falls from $654 to $406 per tonne.

Carnival orders 'the most efficient ships' in its history
27 Mar 2015 10:44 GMT
Nine fuel-efficient vessels ordered by Carnival are scheduled to be completed between 2019 and 2022.

ABB unveils Azipod thruster to growing electric propulsion market
24 Mar 2015 12:02 GMT
The Azipod D is said to combine superior reliability with ease of maintenance, requiring up to 25 percent less installed power.

New fuel-saving LNG carrier designs launched
23 Mar 2015 09:35 GMT
The fuel consumption of two designs is said to be the best in its class.

Bellona Foundation and Damen to cooperate on low-emission designs
20 Mar 2015 11:52 GMT
Bellona's founder says partnership will provide knowledge that will contribute towards the goal of making ships independent of fossil fuels.

Multraship to cut fuel costs by 'up to 30%' with hybrid tug
11 Mar 2015 10:43 GMT
Vessel features diesel-direct, diesel-electric and battery-powered propulsion systems.

Lower bunker costs help raise OOIL profits
09 Mar 2015 15:45 GMT
Hong Kong-based OOIL's annual profits for 2014 were aided in part by a fall in marine fuel expenses.

EcoLiner slashes bunker costs by 'up to 25%'
09 Mar 2015 10:40 GMT
Damen claims ship is 'easily the greenest inland shipping vessel in Europe'.

Low oil and bunker prices to drive LPG shipping profits
26 Feb 2015 15:13 GMT
LPG shipping earnings are forecast to remain strong due to low oil prices, says consultancy Drewry.

DNV GL welcomes MSC Oscar with fuel-saving features
19 Feb 2015 12:18 GMT
The world's largest containership has been designed with a number of efficiency-enhancing features.

Costs of low-sulphur fuel regulation offset by falling fuel prices - Drewry
17 Feb 2015 17:34 GMT
New marine fuel pollution regulations have had little effect on costs since their implementation in January, says consultancy.

Shipping must watch costs and risk exposure, says consultancy
16 Feb 2015 12:03 GMT
Maritime companies are advised to keep a close watch on costs and manage their exposure to risk.

Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding posts fourth quarter results
13 Feb 2015 16:41 GMT
Total Q4 income fell 4 percent quarter-on-quarter and 5 percent year-on-year.

Developing fuel-saving technology via partnerships
13 Feb 2015 13:09 GMT
Van der Velden has developed its fuel-efficient technology in collaboration with other specialists.

Odfjell will have 'limited benefits' from falling bunker prices in 2015
12 Feb 2015 17:33 GMT
Company has hedged around half of its expected 2015 bunker consumption at an average rate of $525 per tonne.

Air lubrication system could save more than 5% in bunker costs
06 Feb 2015 12:55 GMT
Silverstream Technologies and Shell announce 'successful' trials of a new friction-reducing air lubrication system.

Carnival recognized for saving fuel and reducing emissions
06 Feb 2015 10:11 GMT
Cruise operator wins 'Best Marine Solution' in recognition of its fuel-saving and emission reduction initiatives.

'Major fuel consumption savings' with new general cargo ship
05 Feb 2015 14:57 GMT
Ship designer says fuel consumption is expected to be almost 50% lower than conventional dry cargo vessels of similar type and size.

No upfront payment for fuel-saving retrofits
29 Jan 2015 14:15 GMT
New retrofit initiative involves owners and operators paying back a proportion of the amount they save on fuel costs instead of an upfront payment.

Training course designed to help reduce fuel costs
27 Jan 2015 14:04 GMT
Programme is designed to help organizations achieve effective energy management by setting out a sequence of procedures and systems.

MoU to improve fuel efficiency of large ocean-going vessels
22 Jan 2015 15:15 GMT
Computational modelling and visualisation technologies are to be used to design vessels with improved hydrodynamics for better fuel efficiency.

Alaska Marine Lines reduces fuel surcharge
19 Jan 2015 07:15 GMT
Fuel surcharge is decreased on shipments to and from Southeast Alaska, Central Alaska and Prince William Sound locations.

Aloha Marine Lines cuts fuel surcharge
16 Jan 2015 15:15 GMT
Fuel surcharge on shipments to and from Hawaii is reduced from 35.5 to 31.5 percent.

Shipping firms fined $146,719 for not switching fuels
15 Jan 2015 18:46 GMT
Companies fined for failing to switch to cleaner-burning distillates in Californian waters.

Two fuel-saving dredgers ordered
14 Jan 2015 16:20 GMT
Dutch firm says it paid 'special attention' to the energy efficiency of the vessels during the design phase.

Shippers pay OW fuel bills to avoid detention
14 Jan 2015 15:41 GMT
U.S. court documents are said to show that over $10 million has been paid to cover unpaid bunker bills since November.

Rolls-Royce propulsion to boost fuel efficiency of Alaska class ferries
13 Jan 2015 17:18 GMT
The Rolls-Royce Promas propulsion system is designed to increase fuel efficiency and enhance manoeuvrability.

OOCL provides low sulphur fuel surcharge update
12 Jan 2015 07:25 GMT
Container shipping firm informs customers about an update to its Asia-Europe low sulphur fuel surcharge information.

Wärtsilä X62 engine fully approved and available to the market
09 Jan 2015 14:14 GMT
Fuel injection system is designed to facilitate high levels of combustion efficiency to provide fuel savings across the entire load range of the engine.

Manufacturer: Why invest in biolubricants when seawater is free?
08 Jan 2015 12:51 GMT
Canadian firm questions the rise of so-called environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) in oil-based stern tube seals.

Shipping must adopt can-do attitude in 2015, says consultancy
05 Jan 2015 15:14 GMT
UK firm says a positive approach will be required to meet the challenges of 2015.





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