Archive of: Engines & Propulsion Articles

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Chevron Marine Lubricants publishes new methanol white paper

Web Bulletin 2017

Rolls-Royce: First unmanned ferry could be tested in five years

An upcoming Interferry forum will explore 'game-changing' maritime solutions

Web Bulletin 2015
Researchers test 'whale tail' to make ships more fuel efficient

Researchers test 'whale tail' to make ships more fuel efficient

The hull foils undulate as the vessel moves to reduce resistance

Web Bulletin 2015
More towing operators are choosing z-drives for inland river work

More towing operators are choosing z-drives for inland river work

Although it’s one of the nation’s largest inland operators, American Commercial Lines (ACL) hadn’t ordered any new vessels since 1982.

August 2014
Last coal-fired ferry has a yesterday, today, tomorrow

Last coal-fired ferry has a yesterday, today, tomorrow

Coal passers have shoveled the black fuel into the stoker. A pair of Skinner Unaflow steam engines are churning at 95 rpm. The captain knows he’ll be pivoting off the anchor when it’s time to dock.

February 2014

IMO says shipping greenhouse emissions estimate to be issued in 2014

The International Maritime Organization is working on a new estimate of greenhouse emissions from global shipping and it expect the report to be ready next year

Web Bulletin 2013

Tier 3 timelines, requirements, exemptions

October/November 2013
Marine engine makers gear up for stiffer emissions standards

Marine engine makers gear up for stiffer emissions standards

As marine engines that meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 emission requirements enter the market, manufacturers are preparing for Tier 4 standards on large marine diesels using technology comparable to that found on highway engines.

October/November 2013
Engineers resurrect use of water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings on commercial ships

Engineers resurrect use of water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings on commercial ships

As environmental regulations tighten, water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings are becoming a popular alternative to oil-lubricated bearings for commercial vessels.

June/July 2013
Texas company designs ATB that can deliver LNG directly to vessels

Texas company designs ATB that can deliver LNG directly to vessels

Waller Marine of Houston has developed a new concept for an articulated tug barge (ATB) that will bring LNG into smaller ports where there is no LNG infrastructure.

February 2013
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