Even better still why dont Maersk just go down the route of getting nuclear reactors on board like the submarines and big aircraft carriers, cost of implenting that would be huge though but you would essentially get free power for 25 years without having to fill up. MSAR provides the benefits of not having to makes huge changes to the fleets engines at a cost saving of $1 million a year. Biomass, LNG, Nuclear reactors and even these balmy ideas of powering these boats with sails are a long way into the future IMO. For the short to medium term MSAR covers the marine market for Maersk very well (if all goes well with the trials that is). It also comes with the added benefit of not having to change anything on board the ship for the fuel, cost reductions and also the added green benefits of the fuel. No one can for see the next black swan events, but in the mean time i firmly believe (if the trials come back good) MSAR provides excellent benefits in the short to intermediate term for Maersk.
Dear PrepH I may be wrong and I dont have the info to hand but when I first read the same information I think it was to do with biofuels replacing diesel or similar for on board generators etc. so relatively small quantities compared to main engine use. Still very laudable but I suspect if all shipping converted to Biofuel ( gas or diesel) we would have to plough up half the rain forest and plant palm oil trees so perhaps not so green in the end. Can you investigate and keep us updated.
You don't believe Berty, so stick with that and don't invest in QFI. But tell us all why you won't let the subject go? It seems you are desperately struggling to convince everyone that Berty is wrong and that msar will fail. Please explain your motive for doing this?
Back from feeding and who have we here Its Creature, again a post with no information , no facts ,no ideas nothing to add to the sum of knowledge . NO, NO,NO a bug nada, ziltch,Zero again You score zero points It’s as if you are reading a dictionary and think its knowledge
Off you go to the naughty step and when you have a real question, I will as always answer it. Just so we understand each other: A question is a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or the request made using such an expression. The information requested may be provided in the form of an answer.
Information is that which informs, i.e., that from which data can be derived. Information is conveyed either as the content of a message or through direct or indirect observation of some thing. After all how will children learn if its not by example.
You might 100% 'believe'….but 'to believe' is not the same as 'to know'
Hence you have come up with a 'theory', but presented it as 'fact'.
First you confirmed as fact..... ------------------------- "1.) Can confirm Maersk advert is in part connected to MSAR development.( info direct from maersk)" -------------------------
...but the next day you water in right down saying that Maersk didn't even mention 'MSAR'!: ------------- "My conversation with Maersk, they did not say QFI or MSAR they did confirm link with trials of new emulsion fuel on two vessels." -------------
An emulsion is just a mix of liquids. The job ad might be related to the GLEAMS project, or it might be related to the Hercules-C project, or it might be related to MSAR, or whatever else, we just don't know!
So you are presenting your theory as fact. First you confirmed 'MSAR development' but then you say that MSAR was never mentioned, thus proving that your original news-flash was just a theory, and highly misleading.
Thanks for your input Berty. From the job advert it mentions HFO which MSAR replaces, chartering of tankers, HFO is already at the hubs, if the tankers are not for MSAR what would they charter them for. Experience from the downstream oil industry – especially marine fuel (i.e. heavy fuel oil and gasoil) and oil logistics (e.g. chartering of tankers) • Understanding of the commercial side of oil refineries
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