Caterpillar Marine To Highlight Innovative Marine Solutions At 2016 SMM Show

Hamburg, Germany – At the 2016 SMM Exhibition, Caterpillar Marine will demonstrate its enduring commitment to bring valued, innovative solutions to maritime customers’ operations. Of particular note at this year’s show is the company’s comprehensive Asset Intelligence offering, a proprietary technology that utilizes analytics and prognostics solutions to prevent and diagnose potential issues before they manifest on vessels.

“We understand the maritime industry is encountering unique challenges and as Caterpillar, we are prepared to help our customers navigate through the uncertainty with solutions that will help their operations succeed,” Alexander Kohse, Caterpillar Marine global commercial segment manager noted. “Our customers can fully realize the benefits of our new technologies, like Asset Intelligence, and we’re committed to demonstrating our capabilities at this year’s show.”

In addition to Asset Intelligence, Caterpillar will also focus on its enhanced hybrid propulsion offerings for the tug and salvage industry, specifically the Hybrid Propulsion Thruster System. Developed as a result of Caterpillar’s holistic approach to optimizing vessel operations and reduced total cost of ownership for owner, the Hybrid Propulsion System is an unprecedented new market contender for operators interested in increased efficiency gains and fuel savings. The new propulsion set-up outperforms diesel mechanical systems in all partial load conditions, and offers improved fuel economy and substantial through-life savings for a variety of offshore support vessels (OSV).

Finally, Caterpillar will continue to highlight its all-inclusive LNG solutions for a wide-range of vessels, including cruise ships, ocean liners, ferries and container ships. Via its MaK™ brand, the company is working with Hamburg-headquartered LNG and cryogenic specialist Marine Service GmbH to offer tailor-made systems for retrofit and newbuilds. The cooperation means that every link in the engineering chain from bunker flange to propeller – and everything in between – is available from a single source.

Visitors are encouraged to visit the Caterpillar stand in Hall A4 at Booth #206. The company’s industry experts will be delivering short presentations on trending topics, solutions and innovations at the stand starting at 14:00 on every day of the show. Additionally, visitors will be able to uniquely engage with technical content, Stories from the Sea and presentations through interactive, touch-screen tables on the show floor. For more information on Caterpillar Marine, visit us at Follow us on Facebook:, Twitter: @catmarineglobal, LinkedIn: and YouTube:



About Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat and MaK marine diesel, dual fuel and gas power and propulsion systems within Caterpillar Inc. The organization provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,800 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 16,100 kWe in marine generator sets as well as a comprehensive portfolio of propulsion solutions. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are.

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For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit To connect with us on social media, visit


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