Commercial Marine

Push Boat and Cargo Ship Engines

We deliver reliable propulsion systems for cost-effective and trouble-free operation

For inland cargo vessels, competitive position and financial success depend on reliable and timely operation. We provide the foundation for this with propulsion systems designed specifically for inland ships and coastal freighters. Our compact and robust diesel and gas barge engines and cargo ship engines play an integral part in the efficient transportation of containers, bulk cargo and commodities, thanks to their low fuel and oil consumption, long service intervals and easy on-board maintenance.

With high safety levels, long service life and exceptionally maintenance-friendly design, mtu barge propulsion systems help your fleet stay productive and avoid downtime. mtu engines cover a wide performance range, from 261 kW (Series S60) to 3200 kW (Series 4000) and are designed with advanced technology to meet all current emissions regulations. In addition to powerful and low-emission cargo ship engines, our experience as a full system provider enables us to offer perfectly compatible onboard power generators and ship automation systems from a single source.

Maximum uptime

All systems are designed for maximum reliability and availability.

Low lifecycle costs

Effective operation, low fuel consumption and long service intervals.

ValueCare service

Protect your investment with mtu-certified technicians, genuine parts and training.

Worldwide network

More than 1,200 service centers provide support anywhere and anytime.

Easy to use

Designed for simple operation and straightforward maintenance.

Digital solutions

Make better decisions more quickly with a full range of digital tools.

Green technology

A pioneer in developing environmentally friendly engines and reducing emissions.

Expert engineering support

Providing extensive analysis, risk mitigation services and integrated interfaces.

Customized Solutions

Propulsion systems engineered to match the requirements of your cargo ships.

Stay in the loop

Take part in interface meetings with relevant sub-suppliers of components.

Technical documentation

Complete, clear information minimizes re-engineering hours.

Study support

We provide support for development studies.

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Commercial Marine

A New Yorker in Alaska

by Chuck Mahnken

Repowering of a fast ferry: Bravest has completed her first season of service for Phillips Cruises and Tours in Whittier, Alaska. For decades, the 127-foot high-speed catamaran provided commuter ferry service in New York Harbor.

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Commercial Marine

Pure propulsion

by Katrin Auernhammer

New developments in combination with an SCR system make engines more environmentally friendly

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New stablemate for gas ferry on Dutch Wadden Sea

by Kerstin Hansmann

The second LNG-powered ferry is going into service on the company's inshore Wadden Sea routes. The Willem de Vlamingh – as the new vessel has been named – is fitted with two 16-cylinder mtu Series 4000 gas engines.

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Commercial Marine

Japan commissions fast ferry with mtu Series 1163 engines

by Katrin Auernhammer

The red-painted Queen Beetle is the latest addition to the fleet of JR Kyushu Jet Ferry Inc in Japan. The stunning ferry is the first trimaran from Austal powered by mtu Series 1163 engines.

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Commercial Marine Brochure

We move you. With reliable power.

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Marine and Offshore Solution Guide

Diesel Engines, Propulsion Systems, Generator Sets, Automation

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Commercial Marine ValueCare Agreements

In your world, every second counts.

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Digital Solutions for Marine Applications

Modern engine management systems handle the control and monitoring of the hardware and enable perfection of performance. The right combination of power and precision.

mtu Propulsion Configurator

Adjust parameters as appropriate for your ship and your emissions targets, and we will show you the perfect configuration.

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Commercial Marine

Marine Gensets

Keep your business running smoothly and reduce total cost of ownership by maximizing uptime and optimizing lifecycle costs.

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Marine Automation

Tailored to your requirements by people who know your vessel inside-out: us.

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We are here to take your Sales & Service questions around the clock, 365 days a year.

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