Topic: Maritime research

How to handle low-powered ships in harsh weather

Motivated by an expected decrease in installed power on future vessels, MARIN, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, developed tools to describe the handling of a low-powered ship in adverse weather....Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Twenty Dutch hydrogen projects underway in inland navigation

Inland navigation and shortsea shipping are taking the first steps towards completely emission-free propulsion using hydrogen. There are approximately twenty projects underway in the Netherlands in this field. The first hydrogen-powered demonstration vessels are expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Marine engine to be tested running on ammonia

The world’s first long term, full-scale testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine is about to commence. This is made possible by a 20 million Norwegian kroner (about 1.83 million...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

One Sea: Autonomous shipping can become reality by 2025

Delivering an autonomous maritime transport system by 2025 will rely on ‘collaboration without borders’, but is definitely possible, according to One Sea. In 2017, the organisation presented a roadmap towards autonomous shipping and sees developments...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Predicting ship resistance in shallow water

Water depth is a crucial factor that affects a ship’s resistance, and thus influences fuel consumption and even determines the maximum navigating speed. Therefore, for ships designed to operate in shallow water, it is essential...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk