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Manifold Times | TECO 2030: Carbon Capture Storage technology able to reduce CO2 emissions by 30-40% www.manifoldtimes.com/news/tec…
ClassNK issues AiP for Cargo Containment System for Large Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier developed by Kawasaki Heavy In… twitter.com/i/web/status/13916…
A smart choice: UK High Court confirms shipowner had an unfettered right to collect freight under its bills of ladi… twitter.com/i/web/status/13902…
RT @Hemexpo: Greece continues to invest in its fleet; did you know that in the last 12 months its fleet has increased in terms o… https://t.co/orE144st29
IoS-OP fully utilized in bulk carrier built by Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding - Enables the shipyard to access… twitter.com/i/web/status/13870…
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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
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.
Maritime industry to meet again at 40th edition of Europort
22 April 2021 – Rotterdam Ahoy is delighted to announce Europort will return this year for its 40th event, taking place from 2 – 5 November 2021 at the newly renovated Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre.
Samskip drives forward with commitment to sustainable marine biofuels
22 April 2021 – Global multimodal logistics company Samskip has increased its commitment to greener shipping through a new formal agreement with sustainable cargo initiative GoodShipping to run part of its fleet on marine biofuels and significantly reduce carbon footprint. The initial usage of biofuels will enable a CO2-reduction of up to 45%, with plans to scale up to a CO2-reduction of up to 80% for any given voyage later in 2021. This initiative underlines the company’s longstanding dedication to take a leading role in reducing CO2 emission within the sea freight industry.
New Inmarsat report captures role of Singapore start-ups in Maritime’s digital transformation
21 April 2021 – A new study sponsored by Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, offers the most comprehensive overview ever of Singapore’s vibrant maritime start-up sector.
IoS-OP holds Taiwan seminar to introduce its data sharing initiative
19 April 2021 – “IoS-OP Seminar in Taiwan” was held in Taipei, Taiwan on 16 April by IoS-OP Consortium. Attended by around 91 professionals from Taiwan’s maritime industry at the venue virtually connected to Japan, the consortium members introduced the rule and framework for sharing IoT data of ships, including data ownership, and digital solutions … Continue reading “IoS-OP holds Taiwan seminar to introduce its data sharing initiative”
Ecochlor Launches EcoOne™- A Revolutionary New Filterless BWMS
14 April 2021 – Ecochlor is excited to announce the launch of EcoOne™, a revolutionary new ballast water management system (BWMS). “By eliminating the filter, we have taken simplicity and reliability in ballasting operations to the maximum level. Whilst, at the same time, we have maintained the original Ecochlor® BWMS’ high performance and service that … Continue reading “Ecochlor Launches EcoOne™- A Revolutionary New Filterless BWMS”
ONE is added to ISO9001 certification registry of ClassNK
14 April 2021 – ClassNK has registered Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE) to its registry of ISO9001(Quality Management System/QMS):2015 certification. During the QMS construction of ONE for further safety of the fleet, ClassNK had been assigned as the certification body by ONE and completed the initial audit process in Mar. 2021. The certificate delivering … Continue reading “ONE is added to ISO9001 certification registry of ClassNK”
Inmarsat and OneOcean partner to deliver pioneering digital solutions for navigation and compliance
14 April 2021 – Inmarsat, the world-leading mobile satellite communications provider, and OneOcean, the global leader in compliance and navigation services for the maritime industry, are delighted to announce a partnership that focuses on the next phase of the digitalisation of navigation and compliance in the maritime industry.
ClassNK certifies “Sunflame Smart Support System” as Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions
12 April 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has certified “Sunflame Smart Support System”, developed by Sunflame Co., Ltd., as Innovation Endorsement*1 for Products & Solutions, under the Society’s 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 … Continue reading “ClassNK certifies “Sunflame Smart Support System” as Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions”
The GTMaritime Download – Issue 4
12 April 2021 – Issue four of The GTMaritime Download is out now! In this issue we share some exciting new developments and product updates as we continue to keep your vessels and crew connected and cyber secure. We are also delighted to share that over 7,500 vessels are now using solutions powered by GTMaritime and to … Continue reading “The GTMaritime Download – Issue 4”
ABB sets course for sustainable river transport with ten all-electric Lisbon ferries
12 April 2021 – ABB secures landmark contract with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán to supply all-electric power solution for fast 40-meter urban passenger ferries transporting up to 540 passengers each across Lisbon’s Tagus river. The ten new ferries will be operated by the public ferry company Transtejo, S.A. and will replace the existing fleet serving … Continue reading “ABB sets course for sustainable river transport with ten all-electric Lisbon ferries”
Helm Operations, ShipTracks Launch New Harbor Automation Tools
07 April 2021 – Leading marine operations software developer, Helm Operations, and AIS services provider, ShipTracks, have launched a new set of integrated features for harbor docking companies designed to ensure that companies “never miss another job” in their ports.
Fleet Xpress lands Clearwater Seafoods contract
06 April 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has made a significant breakthrough in the fisheries sector, following an agreement with Clearwater Seafood that commits Canada’s largest vessel-operating seafood company to Fleet Xpress high-speed maritime broadband services.
Bolidt supplies for world’s most advanced research vessel
06 April 2021 – Leading resin applications specialist Bolidt has supplied a range of state-of-the-art decking solutions for OceanX’s new flagship OceanXplorer, the most advanced vessel of its kind ever built. Following extensive rebuilding work at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, OceanXplorer is regarded as the most advanced exploration, research and media vessel at sea. The 87-metre … Continue reading “Bolidt supplies for world’s most advanced research vessel”
ABB Azipod® electric propulsion marks 30 years of excellence at sea
06 April 2021 – From its creation three decades ago to its market leading position in global shipping today, Azipod® propulsion has revolutionized marine transport with its unparalleled performance, efficiency, sustainability and reliability. First seen on the Finnish icegoing vessel Seili in 1991, Azipod® electric propulsion has clocked over 20 million running hours at an … Continue reading “ABB Azipod® electric propulsion marks 30 years of excellence at sea”
ClassNK Opens Kyushu Regional Office in Hakata, Japan
31 March 2021 – ClassNK opens Kyushu Regional Office in Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan on 1 April 2021. Hakata is the transportation hub of Kyusyu, the island located in the southwest part of the Japanese archipelago. On top of five existing survey stations in Kyusyu, ClassNK adds Kyusyu Regional Office overseeing its operation in the region … Continue reading “ClassNK Opens Kyushu Regional Office in Hakata, Japan”
Ecochlor Ranks 22nd in Inc. 5000 NYC Metro Regionals in USA
31 March 2021 – Inc. magazine released the winners of its second annual “Inc. 5000 Regionals: New York City Metro” award ceremony in the United States. Ecochlor was ranked 22nd in the list of fastest-growing New York City area-based private companies.
Inmarsat signs Greece and Cyprus representation agreement with SRH Marine Electronics
31 March 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has signed an agreement with SRH Marine Electronics for SRH to provide formal representation for support to customers in Greece and Cyprus, whose Inmarsat Maritime contracts were purchased from Speedcast by Inmarsat at the beginning of this year.
ABB to provide comprehensive vessel services to Canadian Coast Guard fleet
30 March 2021 – ABB has been awarded a National Individual Standing Offer1 (NISO) to provide full-scope services for equipment installed on board Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) vessels, reducing maintenance costs and increasing uptime The NISO covers the full range of remote diagnostics and global technical support, cyber security, condition monitoring, spare parts, operational reviews, … Continue reading “ABB to provide comprehensive vessel services to Canadian Coast Guard fleet”
ClassNK begins joint investigative research with Sompo Japan on risk assessment of autonomous ships
25 March 2021 – Leading classification society ClassNK has begun joint investigative research with Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Sompo Japan) on risk assessment of autonomous ships. Global efforts are accelerating toward the practical use of technology for autonomous operation in the field of ships, as this may be a promising way … Continue reading “ClassNK begins joint investigative research with Sompo Japan on risk assessment of autonomous ships”
GTMaritime Announces Move to Employee Ownership
25 March 2021 – GTMaritime is proud to announce that it has transitioned its business to an Employee Owned Trust (EOT), in a deal securing the future of a true shipping technology innovator. The move to an EOT is an exciting development which is set to incentivise employees under the guidance of the management team … Continue reading “GTMaritime Announces Move to Employee Ownership”
Inmarsat report guides passenger ships towards IMO 2021 cyber risk management compliance
25 March 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has released a new, free of charge report covering new International Maritime Organization obligations and their implications for cruise ship and ferry professionals. The obligations enter into force next year and the report aims to support owners, managers and captains on compliance as they work to protect passenger ship cyber security.
CJC fully on board with Team Elijah’s Star
22 March 2021 – In December 2021, Team Elijah’s Star will take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – a 3,000-mile rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean – in support of Action Medical Research’s and their work to support babies born too soon. Inspired by the story of a prematurely born but much-loved baby boy named Elijah Halse, the team will attempt to complete the gruelling row between the Canary Islands and English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda in 37 days – the same number of days Elijah survived before passing away of necrotising enterocolitis.
ClassNK issues AiP for design of methanol dual-fueled tanker
22 March 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a methanol dual-fueled tanker developed by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. The Society confirmed the design’s compliance with the IMO’s “Interim Guidelines for the Safety of Ships using Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol as fuels”(*1) published in December 2020, and the “Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels” published by the Society in 2019.
Bolidt supplies ‘floating paddock’ for sustainable off-road championship
22 March 2021 – Leading resin applications expert Bolidt has supplied outdoor decking for RMS St Helena, the ‘floating paddock’ that will support a forthcoming series of sustainable off-road races in five remote locations worldwide. Formerly employed by the Royal Mail to serve the British overseas territory after which it is named, RMS St Helena … Continue reading “Bolidt supplies ‘floating paddock’ for sustainable off-road championship”
Samskip shines on the silk road
17 March 2021 – Urgent container capacity shortages and intense sea freight rate inflation are giving an extra push to rail cargo service links between China and Europe, as a fresh crop of long distance shippers find the speed, reliability and inland penetration available from multimodal options compelling.
ClassNK certifies “SOPass” as Innovation Endorsement for Product & Solutions
15 March 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has certified “SOPass”, developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), as Innovation Endorsement*1 for Product & Solutions, under the Society’s 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 … Continue reading “ClassNK certifies “SOPass” as Innovation Endorsement for Product & Solutions”
Ecochlor Expands Service Team in Southeast Asia
15 March 2021 – Ecochlor is pleased to announce the appointment of Zen Hong Oh as Regional Service Manager for Southeast Asia. Mr. Oh has more than eleven years of involvement in the maritime industry both in shipbuilding and in project management of vessel repairs and retrofits. Prior to Ecochlor, he was Field Service Manager … Continue reading “Ecochlor Expands Service Team in Southeast Asia”
ClassNK grants its first Remote Survey (RMSV) notation to newbuilding
12 March 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted its Remote Survey (RMSV) notation for CENTURY HIGHWAY GREEN, an LNG-fueled PCC operated by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE). This is the first vessel on ClassNK’s registry to be marked with RMSV notation at the time of delivery.
MacGregor to supply environmentally sustainable PCTC solutions to NYK Line
11 March 2021 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a new equipment order for 4 PCTC vessels. The vessels will be built at the China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co. Ltd for Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line). The order is booked into Cargotec’s first quarter 2021 order intake, with deliveries planned to commence during … Continue reading “MacGregor to supply environmentally sustainable PCTC solutions to NYK Line”
ABB technology to support iconic U.S. ferry’s move to hybrid-electric operations
09 March 2021 – Maine ferry operator Casco Bay Lines has committed to an integrated hybrid-electric power and propulsion solution from ABB for its new vessel, in a technology step change along one of the longest-established ferry routes in the United States The new ferry is expected to cut up to 800 tons of carbon … Continue reading “ABB technology to support iconic U.S. ferry’s move to hybrid-electric operations”
ClassNK releases Guidelines for ROV/AUV
08 March 2021 – Leading classification society ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for ROV/AUV” which summarize the performance and safety requirements for remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) as part of its activities to meet industry needs related to the establishment of safety standards for innovative technologies and third-party certification. Up … Continue reading “ClassNK releases Guidelines for ROV/AUV”
marineworks makes its mark as first Korean company to join IoS-OP
04 March 2021 – Korea-based maritime solution provider “marineworks” has joined IoS Open Platform (IoS-OP), the ship IoT data sharing platform promoted by Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. (ShipDC). As the first Korean company to join the initiative, marineworks works on not only the transmission and utilization of the ship operation data in IoS-OP but … Continue reading “marineworks makes its mark as first Korean company to join IoS-OP”
ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) software
02 March 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.8.0.0 developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT including the ones based on feedback from the industry.
MOL to expand sharing of ship operation data
01 March 2021 – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) and Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. (ShipDC; President: Yasuhiro Ikeda) have agreed to share the data of about 180 MOL’s ships in operation targeted for MOL’s “FOCUS Project”*1 through IoS Open Platform (IoS-OP)*2, the ship IoT data sharing platform promoted by … Continue reading “MOL to expand sharing of ship operation data”
United Wind takes ABB advisory software fleetwide to boost safety and efficiency of operations
25 February 2021 – United Wind Logistics’ module deck carrier VestVind will rely on ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory System – OCTOPUS to support real-time decision making as it transports large windfarm components such as turbines, foundations and blades to offshore installation sites By minimizing unwanted vessel motions and accelerations, ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory System – … Continue reading “United Wind takes ABB advisory software fleetwide to boost safety and efficiency of operations”
ClassNK grants its first Remote Survey (RMSV) notation for PCC ORCA ACE
24 February 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted its Remote Survey (RMSV) notation for ORCA ACE, PCC operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and managed by MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP). This is the first vessel on ClassNK’s registry to be marked with RMSV notation. To provide a proper guidance for … Continue reading “ClassNK grants its first Remote Survey (RMSV) notation for PCC ORCA ACE”
METIS first with predictive Poseidon Principles Emissions INDEX
24 February 2021 – METIS Cyberspace Technology has refined its cloud-based data acquisition and ship performance reporting solution to offer shipping’s first tool to predict the trade-off between emissions reduction and debt servicing for ships financed under the Poseidon Principles. Designed to incentivise maritime de-carbonisation, the Poseidon Principles offer a framework for financial institutions to … Continue reading “METIS first with predictive Poseidon Principles Emissions INDEX”
North posts solid renewal results after P&I’s challenging year
23 February 2021 – North P&I Club has reported continuing growth in its diversified business lines and solid progress in raising premiums to reflect market conditions and is expecting to see a small tonnage reduction after a planned de-risking exercise. The attention to risk, revenue and diversification leaves the global marine insurer in robust financial … Continue reading “North posts solid renewal results after P&I’s challenging year”
North Signals – Winter 2021
22 February 2021 – The Winter 2021 issue of North Signals is now available for download or to view online at the following link: North Signals – Issue 122 This issue includes articles on: Challenges in trading with China during COVID-19 Important amendments to seed cake cargo schedules in the IMSBC Code IMO takes first … Continue reading “North Signals – Winter 2021”
Ronald Spithout wins SMART4SEA Leadership Award
18 February 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, is proud to announce that Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime, has won the SMART4SEA 2021 Leadership Award.
ABB Marine & Ports expands in Turkey and Saudi Arabia to support existing and new customers
17 February 2021 – Extending its global reach and service capabilities, ABB Marine & Ports is ramping its presence with local divisions in Turkey and Saudi Arabia The move will strengthen ABB Marine & Ports’ ability to work closely with its growing client base in each country and reinforce efforts to enhance efficiency and sustainability … Continue reading “ABB Marine & Ports expands in Turkey and Saudi Arabia to support existing and new customers”