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"K" Line implements new control system across operating fleet

Tokyo: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha and Yokogawa Denshikiki have expanded the installation of the new Batch Noise Adaptive Autopilot Controller (BNAAC) heading control system to "K" Line's operating vessels due to its effectiveness.

The system, which is aimed at increasing fuel economy, updates the ship's parameter all the time by monitoring and reflecting changing meteorological and hydrographic conditions, while the original system just reflected the initial parameter setting. "K" Line and YDK trialed the system using an operating bulk carrier vessel which revealed a 1 percent reduction of carbon dioxide emissions compared with the current system.

While "K" Line has already started to install BNAAC system to newly-built vessels, based on the results of the trial its expansion into operating vessels was decided, and the first vessel to be installed was M/V Becchio Bridge calling at Tokyo bay on September 13th.  [28/09/10]

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