RO-RO and PCTC vessels

Reducing the emissions of your RO-RO/PCTC vessels at every port 

Ro-Ro vessels are designed to transport wheel-based cargo or cargo loaded on wheel-based equipment. Frequent port calls mean that emissions must be minimized, while the efficient loading and unloading of the ship is a primary requirement. Ro-Ro vessels typically operate on short trades with frequent port calls. Their operating profile shows that some 36% of these vessels spend more than 80% of their time in ECA (Emission Control Area). To help meet environmental legislation, Wärtsilä has developed future proof propulsion solutions that provide fuel flexibility and also high levels of efficiency to reduce fuel and operating costs at the same time. PCTC (Pure car/truck carrier) vessels are purpose built for the transportation of different types of rolling cargo. The essential requirement is that the machinery installation occupies the minimum space to maximize cargo space and facilitate cargo handling. 

Energy efficiency for the marine industry

Improving efficiency is a known requirement but how can this be achieved.  In this short video we explore how to decrease energy consumption to increase profitability and at the same time reduce emissions.
 

Market trends in the Merchant Shipping industry

Pressure on owners and managers in the merchant fleet is increasing and identifying ways to reduce costs is central to relieving some of this pressure. Explore some of the short term solutions available to achieve this in this video.

Articles

Article / 16 DEC 2021 3 MIN READ

Wärtsilä waterjets – the lightest and most efficient on the market

Wärtsilä waterjets help operators increase efficiency and lower emissions while...
  • Marine Power
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
  • Propulsion
Article / 8 DEC 2021 3 MIN READ

A look back at this year’s decarbonisation journey on Insights

A review of 2021 Wärtsilä Insights on decarbonisation – from future fuels and...
  • Marine Power
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
  • Electrical systems
Article / 19 NOV 2021 3 MIN READ

Wärtsilä’s propulsion field service team – the expertise, quality and experience to keep your vessels running optimally

Wärtsilä’s propulsion field...
  • Marine Power
  • Propulsion
  • Lifecycle services
Article / 3 NOV 2021 5 MIN READ

Wärtsilä Expert Insight – The continuing evolution of our next-level predictive maintenance service

Wärtsilä Expert Insight uses advanced...
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
  • Marine Power
  • Lifecycle services
Article / 7 SEP 2021 6 MIN READ

Complying with EEXI – how to speed up decarbonisation without slowing down vessels

Time is running out for vessel owners to comply with the IMO’s...
  • Engine systems
  • Propulsion
  • Electrical systems
Article / 15 JUL 2021 3 MIN READ

Wärtsilä integrated solution powers the Eleanor Roosevelt – the world’s first fast ferry with natural gas engines

The Eleanor Roosevelt is the...
  • Marine Power
  • Lifecycle services
  • Propulsion

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