Energy transformation and climate changes are posing serious challenges to international shipping, which, even though shipping is considered an efficient mode of transport, is under pressure to reduce its emissions, speakers said at the International Marine Intelligent Energy Efficiency Technology Summit 2018 held in Shanghai.

Wartsila has completed the installation of a hybrid energy system onto Viking Princess, the world’s first offshore vessel to be equipped with battery technology to replace and reduce the use of traditional generators aboard the ship.

Cosco Shipping Lines’ largest containerships of 20,000 teu are set to sail with high efficiency rudders supplied by Dutch firm Van der Velden Marine Systems.

The IMO-run and EU-funded Global MTCC Network (GMN) has issued a call for expressions of interest from individuals within their respective organisations to become members of the GMN Project’s Global Stakeholder Committee (GSC).

Technology group Wartsila has announced the introduction of a unique hybrid product, the Wartsila HY, the first hybrid power module of its kind for the marine industry.

Shanghai Maritime University has launched a new regional centre on Monday that will provide leadership in promoting ship energy efficiency and technologies and operations, and the reduction of harmful emissions from ships.

Reykjavik-based Marorka and Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute (SMDERI) have opened a Energy Management Training Centre in Shanghai, China to promote shipping efficiency and emissions reduction.

ABB Marine has launched a new linear flow Azipod propulsion unit that is 5-10% more efficient than previous versions, potentially allowing the shipping industry to save on millions of tonnes of fuel.

Engine manufacturer Wärtsilä is paying EUR43m ($47.8m) to buy over Eniram, a Finnish energy management and analytics company from 1 July this year.

Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute (SMDERI) and Iceland’s Marorka(stand 3.529)   have signed a cooperation agreement to promote maritime energy management and enhance the competitiveness of China’s shipbuilding and shipping enterprises.

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