• 2018 June 4 13:43

    Tekomar XPERT delivers smarter performance for marine customers with intuitive upgrade

    ABB says fleet operators can save time and money by choosing its Tekomar XPERT, with the performance evaluation software upgraded to offer faster access to data that enables enhanced fleet performance.

    By evaluating deviations and quantifying potential fuel oil savings, ABB’s Tekomar XPERT offers an excellent value proposition, delivering accurate advice that mitigates high fuel costs and reduces the environmental footprint. The upgrade of the sustainable propulsion performance monitoring solution, already used by over 1,000 ships, includes a dynamic new interface with essential information in an intuitive display.

    Beat Güttinger, Head of Tekomar for ABB Turbocharging, shared, “With this new upgrade, Tekomar XPERT offers marine customers an instant overview of their entire fleet. Whether an operator oversees five ships or many more across an international fleet, the benefits are evident. Customers can quickly pinpoint vital data, such as vessel reporting activity and savings potential, and select criteria includ-ing engine and ship type to filter results. This saves time and money by making it faster and more convenient for customers to identify and analyze essential data for optimal performance monitoring.” 

    XPERT analyzes the performance of any two-stroke diesel main engine, any auxiliary engine and any turbocharger for whatever configuration is found on a vessel. Advanced diagnostics, combined with intelligence, allow ship operators to immediately focus on fixing potential problems, rather than ini-tially spending many hours analyzing them. 

    The upgrade enhances the overall service offering, with popular existing features kept for consistency and complemented by user-focused improvements. Connectivity is a key benefit, with a fleet manager able to overlook crew to respond immediately based on smart insights. The software also provides a platform for engine licensors and builders to cooperate.

    “This upgrade of Tekomar XPERT supports a new level of quality control,” said Mr Güttinger.

    “With the new overview screen, a fleet operator can instantly get a sense of priority actions required across a fleet and sub-fleets, 24/7.”

    ABB Turbocharging will be showcasing the upgraded digital solution from 4-8 June at Posidonia 2018, an international shipping exhibition in Athens, Greece. 

    Tekomar XPERT was incorporated into ABB’s comprehensive digital portfolio in 2017, with the rapid development of XPERT reflecting ABB Turbocharging’s ongoing commitment to innovation, technolo-gy and continuous improvement.
    Extending the ABB Group offering in digitalization, the performance monitoring of ship propulsion, 
    including turbochargers, falls under the ABB AbilityTM umbrella. ABB AbilityTM is ABB’s unified, cross-industry digital offering with devices, systems, solutions, services and a platform, which enables cus-tomers to increase productivity and lower costs.
    Looking ahead, XPERT will be further integrated, enabling ship management companies to know more about vessel operations and achieve more from their fleets for better business performance. 

    ABB Turbocharging is at the helm of the global industry in the manu-facture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines. Our innova-tive leading-edge technology enables our customers to increase their performance; producing lower emissions, and improving fuel consumption even in the toughest environments. Approximately 200,000 ABB turbochargers are in operation across the globe on ships, power stations, gen-sets, die-sel locomotives and large, off-highway vehicles. We have over 100 Service Stations in more than 50 countries globally and a wide service portfolio that guarantees Original Parts and Original Service any-time, anywhere.

    ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished prod-ucts. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.




2019 June 17

18:24 USCG saves six people, tows disabled vessel in Port Etches
17:59 Denis Krylov appointed General Director of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
17:28 China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules
17:04 Mermaid Maritime borrows a loan of USD 65 mln to extend the financing of two vessels
16:41 Neptune Lines welcomes Neptune Galene & Neptune Thalassa after scrubber installation
16:23 DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year
16:17 Finnish ferry getting a diesel-electrical drivetrain system
16:04 MSC Katya R. sets record as largest container ship to boost Costa Rican export links to Europe
15:45 Singapore to host 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit
15:26 Onezhsky Shipyard launches multifunctional buoy tender for Volga-Baltic Basin
15:04 Hunter Group sells one vessel
14:42 Gdansk, Poland to host 6th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit
14:19 Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions
14:12 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
13:55 Finland hosts an EU–China maritime meeting
13:31 AWT completed stage III of modernization and expansion of the Paskov Terminal
13:24 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,007 in RF spot market
13:10 The Irish Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam to collaborate
12:48 Pella Shipyard launches tugboat of project 90600, Sadko, built for Sevmash-Shelf (video)
12:31 Port of Oakland exports up 8.4 percent in May 2019
12:01 North Carolina Ports adopts Vortex port equipment simulator
11:30 MEYER WERFT announces the keel laying for the new cruise ship IONA
11:15 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-May’19 declined by 1.3% to 225.91 million tonnes
11:00 Panama Canal issues proposal to modify tolls structure
10:59 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-May’2019 fell by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 19.79 million tonnes
10:37 Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard launches PPA “Paolo Thaon di Revel”
10:21 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.26% to $62.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.19% to $52.87
09:38 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-May’2019 was nearly flat YoY at 261.39 million tonnes
09:19 Diana Shipping commences self tender offer to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 17
09:10 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,085 points

2019 June 16

17:13 DC area agencies to conduct mass rescue exercise off National Harbor
16:05 Boskalis appointed as salvor for both damaged tankers in the Gulf of Oman
15:53 Fincantieri and Naval Group sign a joint venture agreement
13:47 Diana Shipping Inc. announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel, the MV Thetis
12:47 WSC unveils its hybrid patrol vessel at Seawork 2019
11:41 GasLog Partners LP announces new multi-year charter agreement with Gunvor

2019 June 15

15:44 Wight Shipyard rolls out its new windfarm support vessel concept at Seawork Int'l 2019
13:17 Malta Freeport hosts its first LNG-powered container ship
12:53 Petrobras closes the sale of TAG
11:41 USCG, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
08:43 Vessel training simulation underway at Tema Port’s new Terminal 3

2019 June 14

18:05 Ole Martin Grimsrud appointed CFO of Aker Solutions
17:44 USCG Cordova FOL crew saves man stranded for three days on Montague Island
17:05 Knud E. Hansen wins two separate contracts for innovative large RoRo vessels
16:41 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
16:26 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 90,300 tonnes of cargo in Jan-May’2019, down 38.7% Y-o-Y
16:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
15:14 “K” Line receives recognition for vessel speed reduction programs in the West Coast of North America
15:00 UK maritime industry leaders debate decarbonization, digital technologies and the future of safety at the annual ABS UK National Committee meeting
14:00 China Railway Container Transport signs strategic cooperation agreement with SITC International Holdings
13:38 Container throughput of Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port in 5M’2019 up 39% YoY to 89,649 TEUs
13:09 Algoma increases its interest in in the CSL International Pool
12:41 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 19.77 million tonnes of cargo in 5M’2019, up 8.5% Y-o-Y
12:09 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreements
11:32 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
11:09 ECSA issues statement on suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman
10:51 France signs up to fishing vessel training treaty
10:30 Zhatai Shipyard to let build up to 10 river ships and scrap at least two ships per year