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

8 AUG 2022 Article
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Five common misconceptions about air lubrication – and why they’re wrong

Air lubrication is a highly effective way to cut ship fuel consumption, so...
27 JUN 2022 Article
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Green corridors – channelling efforts to scale up maritime decarbonisation

Green corridors, routes linking ports that support zero-emission...
11 MAY 2022 Article
6 min read

Improve manoeuvrability and efficiency for newbuild feeder vessels with a CPP

Learn how combining a controllable pitch propeller and shaft generator...
10 MAY 2022 Article
6 min read

Wärtsilä W32 methanol launch webinar

The Wärtsilä 32 Methanol engine is part of Wärtsilä’s wider efforts to help decarbonise the maritime industry...
29 APR 2022 Article
6 min read

LNG – Fuel for thought in our deep-dive Q&A

Four Wärtsilä experts discuss the advantages and issues related to adopting LNG as a future fuel for...
20 APR 2022 Article
6 min read

Plug and play – cutting vessel fuel consumption and emissions with shore-power

Five things you need to know about reducing emissions, fuel costs and...

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