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Barge optimisation leads to cuts in fuel consumption

AuthorsKarola van der Meij & Meeuwis van Wirdum
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 109
Date30 Aug 2013
Reading time9 minutes

MARIN has a specialist inland waterway transport team dedicated to improving the performance of inland vessels and this is currently focusing on shallow water vessel optimisation. Already tests show that impressive fuel savings of at least 10% to 20% are possible. Here is an update of MARIN's latest work in this field.


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Karola van der Meij

Head of Onboard Specialists

sustainable propulsionmeasurements and controldata scienceresistance and propulsiontransport and shippingmonitoringhull form optimisationperformance based assessmentspeed/power performancetrials