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Viking Atla (Source: http://www.vikingrivercruises.com)

Viking River Cruises Sets World Record: 10 Ships Inaugurated in One Day

Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) set a world record with the christening of 10 new Viking Longships. “Today is a proud day for Viking and for river cruising. We are honored to showcase 10 of our revolutionary new Longships and to have had such a celebrated group of women helping us christen them,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. Guests at the christening ceremony enjoyed remarks by each godmother and a presentation on the growth of river cruising by Hagen.

FuelTrax Obtains European Union Patent Protection

Nautical Control Solutions, LP (NCS) announced that its FuelTrax Marine Fuel Management system has been granted patent protection by the European Patent Office (EPO). The EPO is a member of the Trilateral Cooperation established in 1983 between the European, Japanese, and United States patent offices. The FuelTrax EU patent includes these countries: United Kingdom, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Greece. Mr.

Gala Dinner

CIMAC World Congress May 2013

The CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology for Ship Propulsion, Power Generation and Rail Traction was held from May 13-16 in Shanghai. The Technical Program of this CIMAC Congress reflected a host of current hot topics, such as CO2 reduction or emissions. It consisted of 193 paper presentations, flanked by 68 poster presentations, from 20 countries – with strong participation from China. The huge amount of technical contributions was based on more than 400 abstracts which have been submitted to CIMAC in preparation of the congress, more than ever before.

Photo: Torsional Vibration Symposium

Torsional Vibration Symposium Slated for May 21-23, 2014

The 2014 Torsional Vibration Symposium, organized by the Vibration Association, is scheduled for May 21-23 in Salzburg Congress, Austria. The event aims to gather industry experts from around the world to discuss current torsional vibration developments, issues and technologies. The event will feature five informational sessions, an exhibition, gala dinner and many discussion/networking opportunities. Preliminary topics include torsional vibration aspects of combustion engines…

CIMAC World Congress to Focus on System Integration

One of the most compelling topics that will be discoursed during the CIMAC World Congress 2016 is the area of ‘System Integration’ where all the relevant stakeholders including engine developers, component suppliers, research organizations, system integrators, classification societies and the engine users have to come together with an aim of optimization of the overall efficiency and performance of ships and other large engine applications. Integration of propulsion system from the point of view of efficiency optimization…

Torsional Vibration Symposium: May 21-23, 2014

The 2014 Torsional Vibration Symposium, organized by the Vibration Association, is scheduled for May 21-23 in Salzburg Congress, Austria. The event aims to gather industry experts from around the world to discuss current torsional vibration developments, issues and technologies. The event will feature five informational sessions, an exhibition, gala dinner and many discussion/networking opportunities. Preliminary topics include torsional vibration aspects of combustion engines…

CIMAC Circle Talks Marine Power in China

The traditional CIMAC Circle at the Marintec marine trade show took place on December 1, 2011 in Shanghai. It focussed on the topic River and short sea operation – what is the impact on engines? Mirroring the rising importance of China as an engine building nation, a full house of more than 150 participants attended the CIRCLE, where two of the six panelists were Chinese. Indeed, the event was so popular that it was a case of “standing room only” for later arrivals. Appropriately, the event started with an invitation to the CIMAC World Congress 2013 in Shanghai from Dr.

Multicopter with sensors (photograph taken by Aeromon Ltd.)

Measuring Shipping Emissions in the Arctic

A new global challenge and a compliance monitoring market are emerging, due to tightening environmental regulations. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Tampere University of Technology and the University of Turku have joined forces in an international project – Shipping Emissions in the Arctic – with the aim of making the measurement of black carbon emissions from shipping more reliable. The initial results show that engine loads and fuel types have a major impact on black carbon emissions from ships.

TCD Engine (Photo: Deutz)

DEUTZ Approves Engines for the Use of Alternative Fuels

DEUTZ has approved the latest generation of its entire TCD engine range for operation with alternative fuels. This will make a further significant reduction to the carbon footprint of combustion engines and even raises the prospect of running such engines on a carbon-neutral basis. For DEUTZ, this represents the next logical step in its efforts to develop sustainable and efficient drive systems. In combination with the electrification of its engine portfolio under the E-DEUTZ strategy, DEUTZ aims for the market leadership in the field of innovative drivetrains.

Eke Möbius Christening: Photo credit Sietas

German Shipyard Delivers Complex Suction Dredger

Sietas shipyard hands over second suction dredger christened 'Eke Möbius' to Josef Möbius Bau-GmbH in Hamburg. The Eke Möbius is 118.47 metres long with a displacement of 6.8 metres and has four diesel engines that together develop 6,760 kW. It can dredge at a depth of up to 35 metres. This dredger has cargo capacity of 7,350 cubic metres and has a transit speed of 13 knots. While suction dredging it has a top speed of two knots. An innovative type of power management for the generators and electric engines…

CO2 & the Environment: A “Not Guilty” Verdict?

Governments of the world continue to encroach with increasingly stringent emission legislation – of the in no way scientifically proven debate – creating a situation that puts vessel owners and operators of engine driven transport equipments of all kinds under growing legal and financial burden. But, what role does soot and CO2 really play for the environment and the global warming? Maritime Reporter & Engineering News German-based contributing editor Dipl.-Ing. Peter Pospiech takes a closer look to this question and delivers some interesting analysis.

European Commission Finances Renewable Energy Projects

The Commission has awarded over €1.2 billion to 23 innovative renewable energy technology (RES) projects. The projects cover a wide range of renewable energy technologies from bioenergy (including advanced biofuels), concentrated solar power and geothermal power to wind power, ocean energy and distributed renewable management (smart grids). The projects will be hosted in 16 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.