Containerization has greatly reduced the expense of international trade and increased its throughput, especially in relation to consumer goods and commodities. As of today, some 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide is moved by containers stacked aboard container vessels.

Container operators generally demand cost-efficient propulsion systems with low first-costs while significant auxiliary power to operate reefer containers is another key criterion. Container ships frequently sail in environmentally sensitive areas, hence emission requirements (NOx, SOx, particulate matter) are important factors when choosing a main driver.


MAN Diesel & Turbo offers highly reliable, efficient and proven, two-stroke, four-stroke propulsion and genset engines that comply with all modern emission legislation when sailing in environmentally sensitive areas and which meet the strict safety requirements that container vessels operate under. Our engines cater for all container-ship sizes, from small feeder ships to ULCVs.

We have exhaust-gas-cleaning systems such as SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) for IMO Tier III-compliance (NOx) and scrubbers for SOx reduction while our dual-fuel, gas-burning engines comply with IMO Tier III emission regulations and their sulphur limits.

A wider range of services and automated systems has increased the demand for electricity on board ships and we supply complete generating sets to secure reliable and economical power generation and distribution. Modern auxiliary engines run on the same high-viscosity fuel grades as the main engines to maximize economy. Overall installation costs can be minimised by using compact modular fuel treatment systems, available in standard sizes.

We also offer a comprehensive, service network in the form of MAN PrimeServ. PrimeServ is a service organisation with a global reach and contactable 24/7 to maximize engine availability. As a part of its service offerings, PrimeServ offers optional online services for optimized maintenance planning.

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