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Autonomous Ship draws digital audience
A compelling line up of speakers ensured a strong maritime press turn out for the JLA Press Briefing Webinar – the Year of decision for the Autonomous Ship on June 30th, with attendees online simultaneously in the US, Europe and Asia.Read more
What does $5 billion buy in shipping decarbonisation?
When IMO next convenes for MEPC, one agenda item member States will be asked to consider is whether to give the go-ahead to the establishment of a $5 billion collaborative R&D fund to accelerate the development of technological solutions aimed at weaning shipping off fossil fuels and eliminating CO2 emissions.Read more
The decarbonisation policy report-card
Posted in Marine industry talk
The IMO has a clear goal for reducing GHG. What it now needs is an action plan to reach it. At the end of MEPC73 it set member States a homework assignment, instructing them to come up with ideas to discuss when it next convenes, in a global transportation industry variant of the classroom favourite ‘show & tell’.Read more
JLA Media appoints Levett to lead Oil & Gas
Neil Levett is joining the JLA Media team as Lead Consultant for its newly-established Oil & Gas division, taking responsibility for a fast-growing part of the organisation’s PR and communications activities.Read more
Are EEDI shortcoming shipping’s smoking gun?
Posted in Marine industry talk
As the celebrations surrounding IMO’s 70th anniversary fade into memory, it is one of the industry’s worst kept secrets that the UN agency’s Energy Efficiency Design Index requirements have failed to keep pace with improvements in vessel design and operation.Read more
ClassNK grants Innovation Endorsement certification to TSUNEISHI FACILITIES & CRAFT CO., LTD.
20 July 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted its first Innovation Endorsement “Provider Certification” for organizations to TSUNEISHI FACILITIES & CRAFT CO., LTD. (TFC). Upon examining TFC’s established organizational structure for innovation and its innovation activities, the Society granted Class C and D certification to the provider.
North P&I Club appoints Nick Wolfe to drive diversification forward
19 July 2021 – Global marine insurer North P&I Club has reaffirmed its drive for diversification by appointing Nick Wolfe as Deputy Global Director (Underwriting), reflecting a significant expansion in his leadership role in developing the diversification strategy. “Our transformation from monoline P&I Club to diversified global marine insurer continues and Nick’s new role will … Continue reading “North P&I Club appoints Nick Wolfe to drive diversification forward”
“Ship Carbon Recycling Working Group” of Japan’s Carbon Capture & Reuse Study Group has confirmed that carbon recycled methane can be recognized as zero emission ship fuel
19 July 2021 – The “Ship Carbon Recycling Working Group(WG)” of Japan’s Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group has confirmed that carbon recycled methane produced by methanation technology (Note 1) can be recognized as zero emission ship fuel. A technical paper describing the details of the calculation procedure and evaluation conducted by the WG has been published in the latest issue of the journal of Japan Institute of Marine Engineering.
Samskip strengthens presence in the Nordics led by new subsidiary in Finland
15 July 2021 – Samskip has established its own business entity in Finland with ambitions to grow shortsea, inland and freight forwarding (ocean and air) volumes from new premises in Helsinki.
ClassNK and the Carbon Trust sign agreement to support progress of offshore wind power generation in Japan
15 July 2021 – ClassNK, an internationally recognised classification society and the Carbon Trust, a global climate change consultancy, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the progress of offshore wind power generation in Japan. As independent organisations with shared values this agreement will enable ClassNK and the Carbon Trust to collaborate on … Continue reading “ClassNK and the Carbon Trust sign agreement to support progress of offshore wind power generation in Japan”
CJC Currents – July 2021
15 July 2021 – The July edition of CJC Currents is out now! Issue 3 of CJC Currents for 2021 offers special insights into legal issues surrounding bills of lading, including thoughtful articles on e-bills, the surprises in law still brought by hard copy B/Ls, and a report on the recent MV Smart case. Lead … Continue reading “CJC Currents – July 2021”
New report finds connectivity crucial to seafarers’ future welfare needs
14 July 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has further showcased its commitment to crew welfare by sponsoring a new report exploring the future of seafaring to 2050. The report offers recommendations on how shipping, training institutions and welfare services can respond to the changing needs of tomorrow’s seafarers.
METIS contributes digital expertise to EU sustainability project ENGIMMONIA
13 July 2021 – METIS Cyberspace Technology is contributing to an EU-backed project that will test clean energy solutions on board vessels with the aim of establishing the European Union as a leader in sustainable shipping – and ultimately steer the sector towards total decarbonisation. The ENGIMMONIA project comprises two main areas of focus: promoting … Continue reading “METIS contributes digital expertise to EU sustainability project ENGIMMONIA”
ABB’s new digital solution helps optimize ship performance across fleets
13 July 2021 – New online platform, ABB Ability™ Marine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory, combines the power of cloud-based analytics and reporting with user-friendly visualizations to help shipowners, managers and charterers optimize ship performance fleet-wide. ABB Ability™ Marine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory is offered as a SaaS (Software as a Service), which can collect data … Continue reading “ABB’s new digital solution helps optimize ship performance across fleets”
ClassNK conducts third-party verification of GHG emissions from entire value chain – including Scope 3 emissions – of NS United Kaiun Kaisha and issues a GHG verification statement
12 July 2021 – While efforts to build a decarbonized society are being accelerated such as through strengthened GHG reduction targets in various countries and with the progress of sustainable finance, a framework for assessing GHG emissions has also been introduced to IMO regulations. The shipping industry is now required to plan and manage GHG … Continue reading “ClassNK conducts third-party verification of GHG emissions from entire value chain – including Scope 3 emissions – of NS United Kaiun Kaisha and issues a GHG verification statement”
Helm Operations Launches New Work Rest Product to Help Companies Ensure STCW Compliance
08 July 2021 – Leading marine operations software provider, Helm Operations, is looking to make waves in the crew management and compliance space with the launch of Helm CONNECT Work Rest, a new set of tools to help companies combat crew fatigue and ensure rest time compliance across their fleets by allowing them to efficiently manage onboard work schedules from a single screen. Focused on freeing busy … Continue reading “Helm Operations Launches New Work Rest Product to Help Companies Ensure STCW Compliance”
ClassNK publishes an onboard poster describing common issues and recommended measures when using compliant fuel oil
08 July 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has published an onboard poster for ships titled “Issues after starting to use VLSFO,” which outlines common main engine issues and recommended countermeasures when using Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) that complies with SOx regulations. After the enforcement of regulations to limit sulphur content in marine … Continue reading “ClassNK publishes an onboard poster describing common issues and recommended measures when using compliant fuel oil”
Foreship-conceived Spirit of Tasmania ferries given go-ahead for construction
08 July 2021 – Tasmania-based TT-Line Company Pty Ltd has signed a contract with Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the delivery of two new car and passenger ferries conceived by leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm Foreship Ltd. The agreement has been finalised following approval from the Tasmanian Government, with construction set … Continue reading “Foreship-conceived Spirit of Tasmania ferries given go-ahead for construction”
NKCS launches EEXI support service
07 July 2021 – ClassNK Consulting Service (NKCS) has launched an EEXI compliance support service for shipping companies. NKCS offers a full range of support, from proposing and providing the best solution for compliance with the EEXI regulation, to developing the required documents and obtaining the IEE certificate.
Edda Wind selects MacGregor for a further two Offshore Wind Service Vessels
06 July 2021 – Following the receipt of equipment orders for four offshore wind service vessels announced in May 2020, MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an additional order for another two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) that will further expand the Østensjø Rederi Edda Wind fleet. Both vessels will be built at the Astilleros … Continue reading “Edda Wind selects MacGregor for a further two Offshore Wind Service Vessels”
VIKING arrives at DEFEA Athens to spread good news for defence contractors on safety at sea
06 July 2021 – With order volumes from defence customers in Greece at their highest level for many years, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment is taking the first ‘real-life’ opportunity to present its consolidated portfolio of products and services to naval and military clients in an encouraging market.
ClassNK enhances support for shipping’s transition to zero-emission
05 July 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has proclaimed its roles to support the transition of the shipping business to zero-emission.
METIS establishes Singapore subsidiary as focus for shipowners in Southeast Asia
05 July 2021 – Maritime data analytics specialist METIS Cyberspace Technology has opened a fully owned subsidiary in Singapore, in a move enhancing service capabilities for the increasing number of shipping companies based in Southeast Asia signing up to its solutions. Continuing its global growth strategy, the Singapore operation provides a focus for regional shipowners … Continue reading “METIS establishes Singapore subsidiary as focus for shipowners in Southeast Asia”
ABB further enhances efficiency of Azipod® electric propulsion with digital solution
05 July 2021 – Already delivering decisive efficiency gains to an ever-increasing variety of ship types, ABB Azipod® electric propulsion now benefits from an automated steering function that helps further minimize fuel consumption and emissions. The new digital solution, ABB Ability™ OptimE – Toe Angle Optimization for Propulsion, supports crew in achieving maximum propulsion efficiency … Continue reading “ABB further enhances efficiency of Azipod® electric propulsion with digital solution”
ClassNK releases Guidelines for Hull Monitoring
30 June 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Hull Monitoring” that summarize technical requirements for a hull monitoring system to achieve the improvement of the ship safety, and stipulates the relevant class notation. A hull monitoring system is intended to collect information through sensors like a strain gauge or an accelerometer … Continue reading “ClassNK releases Guidelines for Hull Monitoring”
ShipDC welcomes Navarino to IoS-OP
30 June 2021 – Navarino has joined IoS Open Platform (IoS-OP), the ship IoT data sharing platform promoted by Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. (ShipDC). Navarino will not only work on the transmission and utilization of the ship operation data in IoS-OP but also contribute to raise the industry’s awareness of IoS-OP. IoS-OP is a … Continue reading “ShipDC welcomes Navarino to IoS-OP”
ABB completes key stage in DNV cyber security type approval process for vessel systems
30 June 2021 – ABB’s automation, propulsion and switchboard systems for vessels have successfully been verified to meet DNV’s class notation ‘Cyber secure SP0’, based on the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) guidelines for cyber risk management. “Risk managers are now putting cyber security to the top of their list, in terms of shipping risks. The … Continue reading “ABB completes key stage in DNV cyber security type approval process for vessel systems”
ABB technology enables world’s largest civilian hospital ship to access even the most challenging harbors
29 June 2021 – ABB’s Azipod® propulsion will help Global Mercy™ enter less accessible harbors off the African coast, while reducing vibrations and noise – crucial to the comfort of up to 200 patients and medical personnel on board. With about 5 billion people lacking access to surgical care globally1,international charity Mercy Ships uses hospital … Continue reading “ABB technology enables world’s largest civilian hospital ship to access even the most challenging harbors”
YSA Design captures essence of Florence for Costa Cruises vessel
28 June 2021 – With its maiden voyage set to start on 4 July, the final touches are being put in place so that Costa Cruises’ Costa Firenze can offer guests the flavour of a trip to Florence from the comfort of a luxury passenger ship. The 323-metre Vista-class cruise vessel, which was built by … Continue reading “YSA Design captures essence of Florence for Costa Cruises vessel”
North P&I Club office move demonstrates ongoing commitment to future growth in Asia
28 June 2021 – North P&I Club has taken occupancy of new offices in Singapore, its regional headquarters for Asia, reaffirming its commitment to the existing membership and further growth of business in the region. The move, long envisaged in response to the continuing growth of the team in Singapore and the growth of business … Continue reading “North P&I Club office move demonstrates ongoing commitment to future growth in Asia”
METIS adds electric profiling functionality to vessel performance analytics
28 June 2021 – Maritime data analytics specialist METIS Cyberspace Technology has launched an Electrical Power Profile evaluation application, adding to its growing array of vessel performance analytics tools. The new METIS Electrical Power Profile Overview functionality responds to growing market interest in the benefits of installing alternative electrical power sources to auxiliary engines as … Continue reading “METIS adds electric profiling functionality to vessel performance analytics”
ClassNK updates EEXI and CII information following MEPC76
23 June 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has updated the information on its website regarding Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index(EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator(CII) rating for ships in service, following the outcomes of MEPC76 held in June 2021. On top of providing the latest information on mandatory requirements to improve the energy efficiency of … Continue reading “ClassNK updates EEXI and CII information following MEPC76”
Ecochlor Completes all Land-based and Shipboard Testing for EcoOne™ Filterless BWMS
22 June 2021 – Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of all land-based and shipboard testing for the filterless, EcoOne™ ballast water management system (BWMS) in preparation for an application for USCG and IMO BWMS Code Type Approvals. DNV was chosen to act as the Independent Lab (IL) throughout the entire process and … Continue reading “Ecochlor Completes all Land-based and Shipboard Testing for EcoOne™ Filterless BWMS”
METIS and Geislinger integrate vibrations into Neptune Lines vessel performance trial
22 June 2021 – Pure Car & Truck Carrier operator Neptune Lines is hosting shipboard trials of a next-level digital service for Marine Powertrain Condition Analysis, in a collaborative initiative between METIS Cyberspace Technology and Geislinger GmbH. The trials will interconnect the latest Geislinger GMS Mk6 continuous monitoring and measuring system for rotating components of … Continue reading “METIS and Geislinger integrate vibrations into Neptune Lines vessel performance trial”
ABB and Keppel O&M reach key autonomy milestone with remote vessel operation trial in Port of Singapore
21 June 2021 – ABB, together with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has successfully carried out South Asia’s first remote joystick control of a tugboat in the busy Port of Singapore. The Port of Singapore, with more than 130,000 vessels calling annually, presents one of the most complex settings for autonomous harbor … Continue reading “ABB and Keppel O&M reach key autonomy milestone with remote vessel operation trial in Port of Singapore”
One Sea White Paper sets agenda for autonomous ship safety regulation
21 June 2021 – One Sea, the high-profile industry alliance that brings together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology, has released a new white paper focusing on the relationship between ship safety and autonomous technology.
ClassNK expands scope of Innovation Endorsement
18 June 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has expanded the scope of its Innovation Endorsement, the third-party certification service tailored to innovative technologies and initiatives. Through third-party certification, ClassNK supports innovations related to environment, safety, and labor as well as the existing service for digital. Following the update of Innovation Endorsement policy, the society has revised its “Guidelines for Digital Smart Ships” and “Environmental Guidelines”.
Inmarsat secures first Fleet Data Premium installation in Asia Pacific with Diamond Bulk Carriers and Nautilus Labs
17 June 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has been pivotal in connecting digital stakeholders for Asia Pacific’s first Fleet Data Premium project. Delivered for Diamond Bulk Carriers, the project requires no new hardware to enable access to the Nautilus Platform for maximum fleet efficiency.
HEMEXPO President appointed as Vice-Chair of SEA Europe
17 June 2021 – HEMEXPO President, Helen Polychronpoulou has vowed to redouble efforts for the voice of Europe’s shipbuilding and marine equipment to be heard, following her election as a Vice-Chair of SEA Europe at an Annual General Meeting held on 10 June. SEA Europe represents European shipbuilding and marine equipment associations across 16 countries. … Continue reading “HEMEXPO President appointed as Vice-Chair of SEA Europe”
ClassNK grants AiP to TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING for concept design of LNG-fueled bulker “KAMSARMAX GF”
16 June 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) based on its Rule Part GF (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels) incorporating “International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) to TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. for their concept design of an LNG-fueled bulker “KAMSARMAX … Continue reading “ClassNK grants AiP to TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING for concept design of LNG-fueled bulker “KAMSARMAX GF””
VIKING signs contract for five more Hellenic Coast Guard ambulance boats
14 June 2021 – The latest deal, signed by Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis on May 28, covers delivery of five VIKING Norsafe Munin-S1200 boats to support emergency services for Sporades, Samothrace, the Saronic Gulf and the Ionian Islands. It follows on from VIKING’s previous delivery of three identical boats, which are stationed in Naxos, Rhodes and Leros in the Aegean sea.
ClassNK and 22 industry players kick off studying ammonia as an alternative marine fuel
11 June 2021 – Industry players set up “Joint Study” framework for studying common issues on ammonia as an alternative marine fuel, to get ready to IMO’s decarbonization targets, including energy, mining, power utility, chemical, terminal, shipping, shipbuilding, manufacture, bunkering, and classification society. Parties of total 23 companies including ClassNK have entered into a memorandum … Continue reading “ClassNK and 22 industry players kick off studying ammonia as an alternative marine fuel”
Samskip Multimodal secures key approval to restart trailer transport by rail through Denmark
09 June 2021 – A key approval from Danish authorities has paved the way for Samskip Multimodal and traction partner Hector Rail to relaunch trailer moves through Denmark, renewing a significant rail routing option for leaner, greener intermodal transport.
ABB future-proofs sustainable operation of Monterey Bay ocean research vessel
08 June 2021 – ABB to equip MBARI’s new flagship vessel with leading-edge solutions for sustainable yet maximum performance for decades to come. Located in Moss Landing, California, the MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) seeks to advance marine science and technology to understand a changing ocean. Earlier this year, MBARI announced construction of a … Continue reading “ABB future-proofs sustainable operation of Monterey Bay ocean research vessel”
Bolidt hosts inaugural Design Challenge for the cruise sector
08 June 2021 – Leading resin applications specialist Bolidt has launched its first ever Design Challenge, inviting established and student designers to submit concepts for innovative cruise ship interior solutions. The Bolidt Design Challenge 2021 aims to inspire innovation in passenger ship interior design by inviting concept submissions for resin-based floor and wall coverings, ceiling … Continue reading “Bolidt hosts inaugural Design Challenge for the cruise sector”
Decoded: Celebrating 30 years of Azipod® electric propulsion
08 June 2021 – As Azipod® propulsion enters its fourth decade of production, the latest episode of the ABB DECODED podcast explores the technology that is revolutionizing the maritime industry beneath the waves, with engineers Jukka Varis and Ole-Jacob Irgens. ABB’s Azipod® propulsion system has brought huge advances to the maritime industry, thanks to its … Continue reading “Decoded: Celebrating 30 years of Azipod® electric propulsion”
Samskip supports forest revitalisation and offsets carbon footprint through Ecobal initiative
03 June 2021 – As one of the first companies to join the Ecobal initiative, Samskip has reserved 50,000 square metres of woodland in Poland, Italy and Spain. Ecobal is responsible for the maintenance and protection of these plots and will plant hundreds of new seedlings to encourage their regeneration, which Samskip will be able to track using geofencing technology. Ecobal will also verify Samskip’s carbon offsetting and forest conservation efforts by issuing ECO2 compensation certificates.
Agreement Reached with Yara International for Joint Study of Ammonia-Fueled Ammonia Gas Carrier
02 June 2021 – On May 31st, NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard Co. Ltd. (Nihon Shipyard), and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed an MOU with Yara International* (Yara), Yara is a world leader in ammonia, with long experience and leading positions within global ammonia production, logistics and trade, to jointly study the practical application of an … Continue reading “Agreement Reached with Yara International for Joint Study of Ammonia-Fueled Ammonia Gas Carrier”
ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. (NKCS) adds new course for cybersecurity training service
01 June 2021 – ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. (NKCS) has added a new course named “Maritime Cyber Security Technical Course (Attack Method) for Responsible Officers in Land” for its e-learning cybersecurity training service. This service has been adopted by a number of ship management companies and manning companies. It has been well received because … Continue reading “ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. (NKCS) adds new course for cybersecurity training service”
ABB’s OCTOPUS software finds smart way to increase wind vessel uptime by 35 percent
01 June 2021 – With ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory System – OCTOPUS and robotic maintenance working together, windfarm vessels’ working hours could increase by over a third, analysis calculates A desk study from ABB focusing on the ATLANTIS offshore test location, off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, concludes that the gains are available … Continue reading “ABB’s OCTOPUS software finds smart way to increase wind vessel uptime by 35 percent”
METIS opens subsidiary in Canada as part of international growth strategy
01 June 2021 – Maritime data analytics specialist METIS Cyberspace Technology has opened a fully owned subsidiary in Vancouver, Canada to enhance its service to local customers and generate new business throughout North America. As part of the company’s global growth strategy, the establishment of a regional office allows METIS to support local shipowners with … Continue reading “METIS opens subsidiary in Canada as part of international growth strategy”
We4Sea signs Inmarsat application provider agreement as Roll Group takes vessel performance monitoring package fleet-wide
27 May 2021 – Dutch performance monitoring company We4Sea and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have signed an agreement for We4Sea to join the fast-growing group of more than 40 certified providers offering applications via Inmarsat’s digital solutions Fleet Data and Fleet Connect.
Samskip adds Waterford call and bigger ship to recently launched Amsterdam-Ireland lane
27 May 2021 – Samskip has responded to growing demand for its recently launched weekly container service between Dublin and Amsterdam by introducing a larger, faster ship and adding a call at Port of Waterford. The expansion comes less than five months after the debut of Amsterdam as a service separate from Samskip’s Rotterdam-Ireland links.
North’s diversification strategy rises to unprecedented challenges
26 May 2021 – Following a challenging period for the global economy and shipping in a year which saw a record level of International Group (IG) pool claims, North is reporting positive returns for its 2020-2021 financial year. North’s recently published Annual Review posts robust growth across a number of diversified lines and, at 6.67% … Continue reading “North’s diversification strategy rises to unprecedented challenges”
ClassNK grants AiP to “Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy with EnergySail”, a Renewable Energy System for Ships developed by Eco Marine Power
26 May 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Eco Marine Power for the development of a renewable energy system for ships, “Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy with EnergySail”. Environmental technology is being actively developed in the maritime industry for the realization of a decarbonized society, as the IMO … Continue reading “ClassNK grants AiP to “Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy with EnergySail”, a Renewable Energy System for Ships developed by Eco Marine Power”
ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines (Edition 2.0)
25 May 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK released its CBM Guidelines (Edition 2.0) that explain the revised rules for using Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) in class surveys to promote the use of CBM technology.
North Signals – Spring 2021
20 May 2021 – The Spring 2021 issue of North Signals is now available for download or to view online at the following link: North Signals – Issue 123 Articles in this edition include: The Ever Smart and Alexandra I Collision Engine failure highlights dangers of delegating maintenance Call for clarity on the enforcement of the … Continue reading “North Signals – Spring 2021”
Samskip’s new partnership with Unilever and TMA Logistics demonstrates viability of 100% biofuel for haulage services
20 May 2021 – Global shipping company Samskip has strengthened its commitment to sustainability in the supply chain with a series of customer projects to advance the use of carbon neutral biofuel as part of its haulage services.
VIKING makes material breakthrough with YouSafe™ aviation suits
17 May 2021 – VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has launched the first pilot and air crew suits with the flame-retarding properties of GORE PYRAD® technology at their core and the intrinsic flexibility, breathability and durability aviators have asked for. Developed by the VIKING PPE design team after crew consultations and aircraft visits in the UK and Norway, the VIKING YouSafe™ Aviation suits are fully authorized by EASA.
Taiwan Navigation selects Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect to enable new smart ship bridge solution application
17 May 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has announced that JRC (Japan Radio Company Co. Ltd.) has joined its fast-expanding group of Certified Application Providers (CAP) offering applications via Inmarsat’s dedicated Fleet Connect bandwidth. The announcement follows the successful trial of JRC’s Smart Ship Viewer (SSV) bridge solution onboard … Continue reading “Taiwan Navigation selects Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect to enable new smart ship bridge solution application”
TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING collects actual operation data by IoS-OP
12 May 2021 – TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. starts to collect actual operation data for a new ship under construction by IoS-OP*1.
ClassNK entrusted by Anchor Ship Partners Co., Ltd. with the evaluation of CO2 emissions of ships for its impact investment fund
12 May 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has been entrusted by Anchor Ship Partners Co., Ltd. for the evaluation of CO2 emissions of ships under its impact investment fund of JPY600 billion (USD5.5 billion), Anchor No.5 Ship Investment Fund. The fund, which builds in ESG (environment, social, and governance) perspectives into ship investment, incorporates … Continue reading “ClassNK entrusted by Anchor Ship Partners Co., Ltd. with the evaluation of CO2 emissions of ships for its impact investment fund”
Shell Marine expands Shipcare network, offering customers greater convenience and smoother operations
12 May 2021 – As an integrated marine solutions provider, Shell Marine has increased the availability of its Shell Shipcare range – a core portfolio of shipping maintenance products and solutions that allows shipowners to care for their vessels and manage their fleets in a more convenient and cost-effective manner. First launched at the Port … Continue reading “Shell Marine expands Shipcare network, offering customers greater convenience and smoother operations”
ABB Marine Academy supports customers with Blended Learning
12 May 2021 – In response to customers’ requests for safe and efficient training of crews during global travel restrictions, ABB Marine & Ports has developed a new Blended Learning program for Azipod® propulsion. The new program combines traditional classroom training with instructor-led lessons via conference call, assignments and e-learning available on the ABB Marine … Continue reading “ABB Marine Academy supports customers with Blended Learning”
ABB software to enable energy savings and performance gains for Tallink’s new ferry MyStar
11 May 2021 – In a repeat order for ABB, a new passenger and car ferry MyStar will join the growing number of vessels to benefit from sustainability and efficiency gains enabled by ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory Systems – OCTOPUS MyStar, due for delivery from the Finnish Rauma Marine Constructions shipyard in 2022, will be … Continue reading “ABB software to enable energy savings and performance gains for Tallink’s new ferry MyStar”
ClassNK issues Approval in Principle (AiP) for Cargo Containment System for Large Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries
07 May 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd for the design of a cargo containment system (CCS) of the world’s largest capacity (40,000 m3 class per tank) developed for use on a large liquefied hydrogen carrier.
ClassNK certifies Alpha Ori’s AssetAI as Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions
06 May 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has certified AssetAI, developed by Alpha Ori, as Innovation Endorsement*1 for Products & Solutions, under its certification service for innovative technologies. In July 2020, to promote the spread and development of innovative technologies, the Society launched Innovation Endorsement as a swift certification service in cooperation with technological … Continue reading “ClassNK certifies Alpha Ori’s AssetAI as Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions”
VIKING YouSafe™ Walk to Work lightweight immersion suit makes crew transfer easier
06 May 2021 – VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has launched a new Walk-to-Work crew transfer suit that overcomes a cumbersome feature of offshore wind turbine maintenance procedures without compromising safety, further strengthening its reputation for innovation in the renewables sector.
A smart choice: UK High Court confirms shipowner had an unfettered right to collect freight under its bills of lading even whilst on time charter
05 May 2021 – Today the High Court has issued an important judgment clarifying that ordinarily an owner is not liable to pay damages to a charterer if it collects freight due under its bills of lading even where no sums are due under a time charterparty. Background The case arose in the context … Continue reading “A smart choice: UK High Court confirms shipowner had an unfettered right to collect freight under its bills of lading even whilst on time charter”
VIKING acquires unique HydroPen™ container firefighting system
05 May 2021 – VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has acquired HydroPen, the company behind the unique HydroPenTM container firefighting solution supplied to hundreds of ships.
Full power of Current Direct project brought into focus
05 May 2021 – The full ambitions of the Current Direct project are crystalized with the official launch of a new website (www.currentdirect.eu) which sets out plans to revolutionize the way goods and people move by water. Current Direct, a research and innovation project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, aims to cut … Continue reading “Full power of Current Direct project brought into focus”
Samskip extends one stop global logistics shop with launch of Samskip Air
04 May 2021 – Samskip has established a dedicated air freight business, adding significant new options to a service portfolio that already includes rail, road, shortsea and inland waterway links throughout Europe and global cargo logistics solutions.
CJC Currents – April 2021
28 April 2021 – The April edition of CJC Currents is out now! The second issue for 2021 opens with an exploration of the legal issues arising from shipping’s most pressing predicament – the continuing crew change crisis. Understandably, the grounding of Ever Given also commands attention, with this issue including a detailed analysis of … Continue reading “CJC Currents – April 2021”
IoS-OP fully utilized in bulk carrier built by Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding
27 April 2021 – IoS-OP*1 has been fully utilized in the bulk carrier built by Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. by concerned parties.
VIKING brings turbine safety step change with all-in-one evacuation kit
26 April 2021 – Quickly growing turbine numbers, installed in deeper waters offshore and farther out to sea are needed to serve accelerating demand for wind energy but safety issues for such structures go beyond the feats of civil engineering making them possible.
HydroPen™ system for container firefighting is adopted by a world leader in shipping and logistics
26 April 2021 – Container firefighting duties across 85 CMA CGM ships have been assigned to the HydroPen™ system supplied exclusively by VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, in the latest large scale order for the innovative drilling and spraying solution. This contract demonstrates that, within 18 months of launch, the HydroPen system is becoming the preferred fire-fighting solution for the largest container ships at sea.
Global Ferry Digitalisation Report confirms huge transformation opportunities for Operators
26 April 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has published a new report on attitudes to digitalisation in the ferry market drawing on interviews with ten leading ferry owners by consultancy JG Maritime Solutions. This essential insight comes at a moment when the sector faces a major change in expectations on connectivity from passengers, crew and vessel operators.