With rising fuel prices, tighter regulations and increasing environmental concerns, fuel consumption efficiency is a high priority for charterers as well as for ship operators. Our environmental goals are fully aligned with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategy. Thenamaris has taken the lead early on in the ship management industry by adopting ground-breaking technologies and rigorously pursuing initiatives that can dramatically increase fuel efficiency. We have:
- Retrofitted the Becker Mewis Duct® on a significant number of vessels under our management as early as 2010. Currently 42 of the vessels in our Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc. managed fleet, 20 in our Thenamaris ConBulk Inc. managed fleet, and 9 in our Thenamaris LNG Inc. managed fleet are fitted with Mewis Ducts or similar energy-saving devices. These energy-saving devices produce 4%-9% savings in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by optimizing the water flow to the ship’s propeller. Thenamaris was the first company in the world to install the Becker Mewis Duct® on a vessel as large as the Suezmax.
- Installed extensive telemetry systems in 70 vessels to acquire near real time measurements from all energy intensive vessel subsystems including the propulsion plant and the main engine, the electro plant, the steam plant, the bridge navigation systems, the cargo monitoring system, the bunker tanks, the ballast water treatment plant and the exhaust gas cleaning system.