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23 Jul 2024

Volvo Penta Expands IMO III Solutions Across D8 Propulsion Range

(Image: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta announced it has expanded its range of D8 IMO III solutions aimed at smaller, high-speed commercial vessels.The launch expands marine commercial Volvo Penta D8 IMO III solutions for D8 IPS-600, D8 IPS-650, D8 IPS-700, D8 450 hp, D8 510 hp and D8 550, enabling broader range of D8 propulsion packages to exceed IMO III emissions standards.The new D8 IMO III solutions feature 6-cylinder, 7.7-liter diesel engines that can provide power up to 405 kW and generate up to 550 hp.

27 Jun 2024

Mack Boring Promotes Elisa Brady

Elisa Brady (Photo: Mack Boring & Parts Co.)

Somerset, N.J. based Mack Boring & Parts Co. announced it has promoted Elisa Brady to the role of Dealer Manager of Mack Sustainable Energy, the company’s newest division.Brady joined Mack Boring three years ago in the role of Sales Administrator and served most recently as Senior Account Manager, where she developed close ties with dealers and made full use of her skills in business development. In her new position, she will manage and expand the dealer network for Mack Sustainable Energy throughout Mack Boring’s operational territory.

14 Jun 2024

Konsberg to Equip Hybrid Chemical Tanker for Danish Operator

(Credit: Tärntan)

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract to design and a equip a 10th hybrid chemical tanker for Danish operator Tärntank.The new Tärntank vessels will reduce carbon emissions using a combination of clean technologies.The wind-assist technology will be installed on the latest four vessels ordered, and this feature alone is expected to reduce emissions by up to 19%. The new vessels will have an Energy Efficiency Design Index close to 40% below the 2025 Phase 3 requirements.The 15…

12 Jun 2024

Berg to Supply Propulsion Kit for LDA's Wind-Assisted Airbus RoRos

© Airbus / Louis Dreyfus Armateurs / Norsepower

Berg Propulsion has won a contract to deliver the hybrid propulsion solution for three wind-assisted Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) Ro-Ro vessels.Following delivery by China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding from 2026 onwards, the innovative vessels will carry Airbus A320 Family jetliner subassemblies from France to the final assembly line in the United States.The ships have been designed by Deltamarin with the aim of halving fuel burn and CO2 emissions in transatlantic operations by 2030…

21 May 2024

Flawed Propeller Blade Caused Containership to Lose of Propulsion -NTSB

The five-bladed controllable pitch propeller on the Maunalei showing a fracture (inset) at the base of the no. 4 blade. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

A containership transiting the Pacific Ocean lost hydraulic oil and propulsion after its propeller blade cracked, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). A blade on the vessel’s controllable pitch propeller system did not meet manufacturer design specifications, the investigation found.The Matson containership Maunalei was travelling to Portland, Ore., from Anchorage, Alaska on August 11, 2022, for drydock repairs when the crew intentionally shut down the main engine due to problems in the controllable pitch propeller system…

02 May 2024

Engines, Inc. Names Hughes Managing Director

David Hughes (Photo: engines, inc.)

engines, inc., a Jonesboro, Ark. based distributor of diesel engines and generator sets, has hired David Hughes as its new managing director. Hughes is an industry veteran with expertise in marine diesel product management, having most recently served as sales manager for marine products at Scania USA. He has also held leadership positions at distributors such as Superior Diesel and Hamilton Power Solutions."I'm excited for the opportunity to join the team at engines, inc. They've been a successful and well-respected engine distributor and supplier to the marine market since 1979…

19 Apr 2024

SCHOTTEL RudderPropellers Selected for Four Damen ASD Tugs


SCHOTTEL said it will equip four new 1810-series ASD stock tugs from the Dutch Damen Group with the SCHOTTEL RudderPropeller type SRP 270. The new multipurpose tugs will have a bollard pull of 30 tonnes each and ensure excellent maneuverability with a compact size of just 18.25 meters in length and a beam of 10.23 meters.The power rating of the SRP 270 amounts to 1,000 kilowatts per unit, with a propeller diameter of 1.9 meters. Each tug will be equipped with two units. SCHOTTEL DuroVario LS slipping clutches will allow for smooth acceleration and improved handling of the thrusters.