Stena Line Signs Up for MAN Online Service
MAN Diesel & Turbo recently signed a contract with Stena Line to provide its online service to two vessels. The Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica are both conventional passenger-and-vehicle superferries that sail the daily route between the Hook of Holland and Harwich and are each powered by 4 × MAN 48/60CR engines. Dan Sten Olsson, CEO and owner of the Stena Sphere, and Bjarne Koitrand, Stena Line Technical Director, visited Augsburg, Germany to meet MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO, and Wayne Jones, Chief Sales Officer and agree the new deal.
Mercury Marine Wins Innovation Awards at IBEX
Mercury Marine was awarded two Innovation Awards Tuesday at the 2016 International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) for its VesselView Mobile app and its Electronic Steering Helm. Both products were developed with the goal creating a better boating experience, according to their developer. VesselVIew Mobile, available for iOS and Android mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, instantly provides users access to their boat’s SmartCraft digital data in the palm of their hand…
The Human Aspect of the Autonomous Ship
Arguably a long way off, the autonomous ship is likely coming. What that means for labor, the stakeholders that prepare mariners to go to sea and the firms that will operate these futuristic vessels is another thing altogether. According to Dr. Jeremy Rifkin, a Wharton professor who has advised the European Union on Sustainability, among other things, we are in the midst of a ‘Third Industrial Revolution.’ It is here where information technology and new energy sources are upending business models that have thrived since the second iteration – the era of electricity…
Finning to Showcase New Diesel Engines
Finning Marine is showcasing the new Cat C8.7 and C12.9 diesel engines, along with the Tier III Cat C32 ACERT propulsion engine and remote monitoring tool at the Southampton Boat Show 2014. With a displacement of 8.7 and 12.9 litres respectively, the Cat C8.7 and C12.9 offer yacht manufacturers a broad array of horsepower ratings ranging from 650 to 1,000 mhp, with the latter making the C12.9 an industry leader in power density. In order to meet customers’ requirements, each engine will be offered in several different configurations; all will conform to Tier 3 emissions regulations.
Marine Manufacturers find ... "There’s an APP for that"
Marine product providers turn to high tech tools to enhance service, information and – yes – their bottom lines. There’s an APP for that. You’ve heard it before and in many contexts. Increasingly, the global waterfront is getting into the act, too. Typically available for iPhones and/or any kind of smart phones, these Apps are perfect for the busy executive. Putting information at your fingertips, when you want it and no matter where you might be; is at the heart of it all. Like New Wave Media…
Ingersoll Rand adds Xe-Series Control
Ingersoll Rand adds Xe-Series Control to R90-160 Rotary Screw Air Compressors; Xe-Series controllers help reduce plant’s operating costs. Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in compressed air systems and industrial tools and equipment, now features Xe-Series Rotary Compressor Control technology on the R90-160ne Nirvana VSD Premium Efficiency and R90-160n Nirvana VSD Efficiency rotary screw air compressors to optimize plant efficiency. The Xe-Series control is a more convenient and reliable monitoring system that provides a window into all vital compressor data.