Power and Propulsion Guide

The ShipInsight In-Depth Guides have in a very short time become established around the world as a key tool for decision makers and purchasers within ship operation and shipowning organisations.

Environmentalists outside of the marine industry might like to see all ships powered by wind or solar and make engines of any description a thing of the past but more practically minded people will recognise that while such power sources can make a small contribution, an engine of some type is an essential element of a safe and efficient ship.

There may one day come a time when ships are fitted with a power source that is not an internal combustion engine but for the foreseeable future the power needed for propulsion and other ship systems is almost certain to come from a marine diesel engine running on either oil or a liquid gas fuel.