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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
BSNL receives license to operate Inmarsat’s world-leading Global Xpress satellite communications services in India
20 October 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, today confirmed that its strategic partner BSNL has received the necessary licenses to deliver Inmarsat’s world-leading Global Xpress (GX) mobile broadband services in India. Under BSNL’s Inflight and Maritime Connectivity (IFMC) licence from the Department of Telecommunications, GX will be available to … Continue reading “BSNL receives license to operate Inmarsat’s world-leading Global Xpress satellite communications services in India”
OceanGate’s 2021 Titanic Survey expedition connected by Inmarsat satellite communications
19 October 2021 – The OceanGate Expeditions 2021 Titanic Survey Expedition was connected by Inmarsat’s critical satellite communications. Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, kept the OceanGate Expeditions crew connected with team members and support services during the six-week expedition to document the important maritime heritage site located over 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic Ocean.
ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC) is upgraded to be more convenient
18 October 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has carried out system updates and the application procedure revision to improve the convenience of ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC).
Inmarsat announces Ben Palmer as President of its Maritime Business Unit
14 October 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has today announced that Ben Palmer OBE will be joining the company as President of its Maritime Business Unit on 8th November 2021. Most recently head of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems division across Europe, Ben brings 25 years’ experience of driving transformational … Continue reading “Inmarsat announces Ben Palmer as President of its Maritime Business Unit”
The GTMaritime Download – Issue 5
13 October 2021 – Welcome to The GTMaritime Download, our regular newsletter keeping you up to speed with the latest developments at GTMaritime. Enjoy reading! For further information please contact: Alexandra Collins Marketing Manager, GTMaritime +44 (0)1925 818918 Alexandra.Collins@GTMaritime.com Amanda Buchan Account Manager, JLA Media +44 (0)7487 802818 firstname.lastname@example.org
Significant acceleration in digitalisation of maritime industry highlighted in Inmarsat report
13 October 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has published a new report pinpointing the impact of COVID-19 in accelerating global shipping’s digital journey.
HEMEXPO HERALD: Issue 1
07 October 2021 – Welcome to the first issue of the HEMEXPO Herald, the new bi-annual newsletter sharing the latest news and insights from HEMEXPO and its members. Click below to view the full e-newsletter. About HEMEXPO HEMEXPO – Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers and Exports – is a leading suppliers and exporters association … Continue reading “HEMEXPO HERALD: Issue 1”
ClassNK extends “Zero-Emission Transition Support Services”
06 October 2021 – More than 120 countries and regions have pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and governments have made their GHG reduction targets more ambitious. Meanwhile, sustainable finance for pursuing zero-emission is gaining more attention in economic activities. In the maritime industry as well, initiatives toward zero-emission are accelerating in both the public and private sectors, and the time has come to systematically manage GHG emissions from shipping.
MacGregor receives EUR 31 million RoRo orders from Asia
04 October 2021 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured RoRo equipment orders for 8 vessels to be built in Asia. The orders are booked into Cargotec’s second (EUR 9 million) and third quarter (EUR 22 million) 2021 order intake with deliveries planned to commence during the second quarter of 2022 and completed during the … Continue reading “MacGregor receives EUR 31 million RoRo orders from Asia”
Campbell Johnston Clark joins the UK Chamber of Shipping
01 October 2021 – The UK Chamber of Shipping is delighted to announce that Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has joined the UK Chamber of Shipping. CJC is an international law firm specialising in shipping and international trade with offices in London, Newcastle, Singapore and Miami. CJC’s distinction is that its team offer expert, practical and … Continue reading “Campbell Johnston Clark joins the UK Chamber of Shipping”
Fleet Xpress offers Navigazione Montanari the route to its digital destination
30 September 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, is enabling an acceleration in the digitalisation plans of long-term client Navigazione Montanari, after agreement for the chemical and crude oil tanker owner to extend its use of Fleet Xpress to its entire fleet.
World Maritime Day – a key opportunity to embrace crew-supporting digital technologies
30 September 2021 – Over the last five years, and particularly during the last 20 months, digital technologies have transformed lives ashore, both at home and at work. World Maritime Day 2021 therefore provides a timely opportunity to explore how digital and autonomous technologies can transform the working lives of our seafarers while also raising both safety standards and operational efficiency.
World Maritime Day 2021: A message from Wallem
30 September 2021 – With this year’s World Maritime Day addressing the integral role of seafarers in shaping the future of shipping, I, and everyone at Wallem, would first like to thank and salute all seafarers for the crucial work they are doing in the present. In what has been the most challenging period in … Continue reading “World Maritime Day 2021: A message from Wallem”
Staying ahead of the curve — and saving 22% fuel
29 September 2021 – A recent retrofit to optimize a container ship’s propeller blade design has brought performance and fuel efficiency gains that are measurable in real-world conditions.
VIKING boat and davit solutions meet BW Offshore requirements for large FPSO bound for Australia
28 September 2021 – Primary means of evacuation will be three VIKING Norsafe GES-50 Mk. III Free-fall Lifeboats – each able to carry 70 people – with secondary launch and recovery achieved by corresponding HD-50 Davits.
Inmarsat makes Fleet LTE Offshore agreement with Solstad Offshore
28 September 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has secured a contract for its new Fleet LTE service, covering the connectivity needs of several Solstad Offshore North Sea vessels.
Samskip acquires Sea Connect UAB in strategic Baltic Sea investment
24 September 2021 – European transport group Samskip has broadened its Baltic operations by acquiring shortsea specialist Sea Connect. The Klaipeda-based shipping company, which will be renamed Samskip Sea Connect, offers shortsea services connecting Russia, Lithuania, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.
YSA Design Insights: Issue 6
23 September 2021 – The latest issue of YSA Design Insights is available to view here: YSA Design Insights: Issue 6 STORIES INCLUDE: Another seaside adventure with MSC Seashore Peace of mind in interior spaces YSA Design for UK flagship Costa Firenze offers taste of Tuscany Florentine flair nominated for award Positive outlook for river cruising … Continue reading “YSA Design Insights: Issue 6”
Petredec selects Inmarsat Fleet Hotspot fleet-wide after consultation with seafarers
23 September 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has secured a significant new commitment to its Fleet Hotspot internet portal service, following an extension of its Fleet Xpress service agreement with leading liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transport group Petredec. Fleet Hotspot has been designed by Inmarsat to give crew onboard access to high-speed connectivity with the freedom to use their own devices.
ClassNK joins as signatory to Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization
22 September 2021 – Signatories of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization urge world leaders to align shipping with the Paris Agreement temperature goal. The private sector is already taking important steps to decarbonize global supply chains. It is indispensable that governments deliver the policies that will supercharge the transition and make zero emission shipping the default choice by 2030.
North Signals – Summer 2021
21 September 2021 – The Summer 2021 issue of North Signals is now available for download or to view online at the following link: North Signals – Issue 124 Articles in this edition include: IMO’s carbon reductions push power limits down A legal look at LNG as a marine fuel Understanding the EU-ETS The latest … Continue reading “North Signals – Summer 2021”
ABB’s Eero Lehtovaara appointed Chair of EU association Waterborne Technology Platform
21 September 2021 – ABB Marine & Ports’ Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs, Eero Lehtovaara, has been elected Chair of the Board for major EU research and development forum Waterborne Technology Platform (Waterborne TP) during the association’s general assembly on September 15, 2021.
Ecochlor Submits Filterless and Hybrid BWMS for USCG Type Approval
20 September 2021 – Ecochlor has filed an application for the EcoOne™ Filterless and EcoOne Hybrid™ ballast water management systems (BWMS) with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for Type Approval. “This application is an amendment to Ecochlor’s existing BWMS Type Approval; it is our expectation that the EcoOne™ and EcoOne Hybrid™ will receive USCG type … Continue reading “Ecochlor Submits Filterless and Hybrid BWMS for USCG Type Approval”
HEMEXPO Invites Visitors to New Virtual Exhibition Centre
20 September 2021 – HEMEXPO – Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers and Exports – a leading suppliers and exporters association for the international shipping sector has today opened the doors to its new virtual exhibition centre. Representing Greek maritime technology specialists worldwide, the custom-built virtual platform provides visitors with round-the-clock access to a wide range of … Continue reading “HEMEXPO Invites Visitors to New Virtual Exhibition Centre”
Ecochlor’s Filterless EcoOne™ & EcoOne Hybrid™ BWMS Receives IMO Type Approval
13 September 2021 – Ecochlor®, Inc. is pleased to receive IMO BWMS Code Type Approval for its EcoOne™ and EcoOne Hybrid™ BWMSs from the Norwegian Maritime Authority. This certification is an amendment to Ecochlor’s existing BWMS Type Approval and is in accordance with the recent and more stringent standards set by IMO Resolution MEPC.300 (72), Code for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS Code).
PONANT’s polar explorer reaches North Pole with ABB technology, setting new standards for cruise
13 September 2021 – The hybrid-electric exploration cruise vessel Le Commandant Charcot became the first vessel of its kind to reach the geographic North Pole on September 6, 2021, as it was completing the sea trials in preparation for welcoming guests for the maiden voyage later this year.
Awind selects MacGregor for two Offshore Wind Service Vessels
13 September 2021 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received orders from Awind AS, a subsidiary of Integrated Wind Solutions headquartered in Oslo, to supply equipment packages for two new “walk-to-work” Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV). Both vessels will be built at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) shipyard in Nantong, with each equipment package … Continue reading “Awind selects MacGregor for two Offshore Wind Service Vessels”
ClassNK releases “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels(Edition1.1)”
10 September 2021 – ClassNK is committed to providing comprehensive services to support the industry’s efforts for the transition to zero-emission of shipping business.
mySamskip delivers the power of digitalisation
09 September 2021 – Samskip has launched mySamskip, an integrated customer portal developed to ensure that the growing number of customers using its European multimodal network secure the benefits digitalisation brings to the supply chain.
Hapag-Lloyd renews and expands Inmarsat Fleet Xpress commitment
09 September 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has expanded its agreement to deliver maritime broadband to Hapag-Lloyd, after the global transport group renewed its Fleet Xpress contract for a further five years and committed 33 more ships to the market’s leading very small aperture terminal (VSAT) service.
GTMaritime reinforces maritime cybersecurity with enhanced GTDeploy software
08 September 2021 – GTMaritime, a leading provider of secure data communications software to the shipping industry, has launched the latest version of GTDeploy, continuing its support to businesses as they tighten maritime cyber security processes. Patch management is a vital part of cybersecurity protection and GTDeploy enables ship owners and operators to send and … Continue reading “GTMaritime reinforces maritime cybersecurity with enhanced GTDeploy software”
ABB containerized energy storage offers plug-in battery power for a wide range of ships
08 September 2021 – ABB has responded to rapidly rising demand for low and zero emissions from ships by developing Containerized ESS – a complete, plug-in solution to install sustainable marine energy storage at scale, housed in a 20ft high-cube ISO container and ready to integrate with the vessel’s main power distribution system.
Lloyd’s Register and Inmarsat form industry-first collaboration to develop a remote survey solution
07 September 2021 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have announced an industry-first collaboration between a satellite communications provider and classification society to provide a connectivity solution that will address challenges experienced during remote surveys.
Europort 2021: the path to a sustainable maritime future
01 September 2021 – Europort 2021 is proud to announce the first programme components. This year’s largest maritime exhibition will take place from 2 to 5 November in Rotterdam Ahoy and its brand new convention centre. It is the 40th edition of Europort, making it one of the longest existing maritime exhibitions in the world. … Continue reading “Europort 2021: the path to a sustainable maritime future”
New VIKING evacuation kit puts turbine tower safety first top to bottom
31 August 2021 – VIKING Life-saving Equipment is maintaining momentum in its development of the most complete range of safety solutions to cover the risks facing wind turbine service technicians, by introducing an easily accessible and self-contained evacuation kit located in the tower.
METIS and Carl Baguhn to deliver greener future for existing ships and land-based power plants
31 August 2021 – METIS Cyberspace Technology SA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Carl Baguhn GmbH & Co. KG, establishing a long-term strategic partnership to improve the environmental performance of existing ships and land-based power plants. Under the brand name ‘GreenFuture’, Carl Baguhn Hamburg collaborates with its sister companies Carl Baguhn Barranquilla … Continue reading “METIS and Carl Baguhn to deliver greener future for existing ships and land-based power plants”
ClassNK releases Data Quality Guidelines
27 August 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK released its “Data Quality Guidelines”. For facilitating processes of collecting and utilizing shipboard data among various stakeholders, the guidelines outline points to note for ensuring high data quality in accordance with the related international standards.
Shell and Baker Hughes to Deliver Smart Oil Condition Monitoring and Equipment Health Service
25 August 2021 – Shell announces the launch of VitalyX, powered by Shell Remote Sense and Bently Nevada, a Baker Hughes business, as an intelligent, advanced analytics-based oil condition monitoring and machine health service for the marine sector. VitalyX combines Shell Remote Sense lubricant analysis expertise with Bently Nevada’s 60-year experience in condition monitoring and … Continue reading “Shell and Baker Hughes to Deliver Smart Oil Condition Monitoring and Equipment Health Service”
ABB to fit Tallink Megastar ferry with shore connection for emission-free port stays
24 August 2021 – ABB’s comprehensive shore connection solution will allow Tallink shuttle vessel Megastar to plug into the local grid for quiet and emission-free overnight layovers in the Port of Tallinn. Fueled by low-emission liquefied natural gas, passenger and car ferry Megastar makes three return journeys between the Estonian and Finnish capitals per day, … Continue reading “ABB to fit Tallink Megastar ferry with shore connection for emission-free port stays”
ClassNK releases Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
23 August 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)” that summarize the approval requirements for metallic marine equipment by additive manufacturing technology as part of its effort to meet the industry’s demand for a third-party certification for marine equipment manufactured with an advanced technology. Additive manufacturing technology is … Continue reading “ClassNK releases Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)”
Wallem appoints new Managing Director, Ship Agency for Indochina
18 August 2021 – As part of efforts to expand its global reach and enhance its regional service offering, Wallem Group has appointed Leonard Tui as Managing Director, Ship Agency for Indochina. Tui joins Wallem from Höegh Autoliners, bringing with him 17 years’ experience in maritime operations and logistics management. In his previous role as … Continue reading “Wallem appoints new Managing Director, Ship Agency for Indochina”
MacGregor to deliver telescopic cranes for Manson Construction’s Frederick Paup
17 August 2021 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, will deliver two large, 120 ft. double telescopic service cranes and one 50 ft. telescopic stores crane for a self-propelled hopper dredge. Currently being built for Manson Construction Co., the Frederick Paup will be the largest ever self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredge built in the USA and … Continue reading “MacGregor to deliver telescopic cranes for Manson Construction’s Frederick Paup”
Sunderland Marine Polaris – Summer 2021
16 August 2021 – The Summer 2021 issue of Sunderland Marine Polaris is now available for download or to view online here. About North P&I Club: North P&I Club is a leading global marine insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks, hull and ancillary insurance to over 248 million GT of owned and chartered tonnage. … Continue reading “Sunderland Marine Polaris – Summer 2021”
ClassNK releases “Handling of the use of biofuels on ships”
12 August 2021 – ClassNK is committed to providing comprehensive services to support the industry’s efforts for the transition to zero-emission of shipping business.
Inmarsat takes another leap forward with ELERA, the global network for IoT, safety and mission critical connectivity
12 August 2021 – In its second major announcement in two weeks, Inmarsat is today unveiling Inmarsat ELERA; a global narrowband network that is ideally suited to the rapidly evolving world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and for global mobility customers, including aviation, maritime, governments and select enterprises.
VIKING launches the next generation of offshore crew PPE with the VIKING YouSafe™ Vanguard lifejacket
11 August 2021 – Continuing consultations between VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and its growing offshore client base has brought a new lifejacket to the oil & gas and wind energy markets whose form is as innovative as the range of new details to overcome longstanding safety challenges facing offshore crews and maintenance personnel.
ClassNK releases “ClassNK Technical Journal”
05 August 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released “ClassNK Technical Journal”.
The purpose of this publication is contributing to the development of the maritime industry by publishing the outcome of R&D and technical activities.
Azipod® propulsion marks 300th vessel milestone with eco-friendly Orange Marine cable ship contract
05 August 2021 – Integrated ABB power and propulsion package win from Colombo Dockyard brings milestone Azipod® installation for advanced cable-laying and repair vessel that will support offshore wind farms. The high-tech vessel will be delivered by Sri Lanka’s leading shipbuilder in 2023, joining an Orange Marine France fleet which now accounts for 15 percent … Continue reading “Azipod® propulsion marks 300th vessel milestone with eco-friendly Orange Marine cable ship contract”
Inmarsat shows the way for future maritime safety with unique data
05 August 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has published a new report based on an exclusive analysis of Global Maritime Distress and Safety Services alerts from ships.
ClassNK grants its first DSS(Hull Monitoring) notation for 211,000DWT bulk carrier “DREAM CLOVER”
04 August 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted its notation indicating that the vessel is provided with the cutting edge hull monitoring system, for “DREAM CLOVER”, 211,000 DWT bulk carrier which was built by Japan Marine United Corporation for Daiwa Kisen Co., Ltd., and to be chartered by NYK Line(delivery date: 28 July … Continue reading “ClassNK grants its first DSS(Hull Monitoring) notation for 211,000DWT bulk carrier “DREAM CLOVER””
CJC acquires CTRL Marine Solutions from The Shipowners’ Club
03 August 2021 – Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has agreed to acquire CTRL Marine Solutions from Shipowners’ Mutual Protection Ltd. The acquisition underlines the importance of P&I work to CJC, whilst further enhancing the firm’s position at the forefront of providing bespoke legal and technical services to P&I Clubs and their members. As one of … Continue reading “CJC acquires CTRL Marine Solutions from The Shipowners’ Club”
GTMaritime product upgrades strengthen cyber resilience and smart data management
02 August 2021 – GTMaritime, a leading provider of secure data communications software to the shipping industry, has released two significant product updates addressing fast-evolving cyber security and digitalisation needs in shipping. Available for download now, GTMaritime’s secure maritime file and data replication solution, GTReplicate, has been substantially upgraded to provide customers with greater file … Continue reading “GTMaritime product upgrades strengthen cyber resilience and smart data management”
ABB to power first fully electric U.S. tugboat for maximum efficiency and zero-emission operations
29 July 2021 – ABB will deliver an integrated electric propulsion system and advanced vessel control technology for Crowley’s pioneering eWolf tug, built for sustainable and safe operations at the Port of San Diego. Upon delivery by Alabama-based shipbuilder Master Boat Builders, Inc. (MBB) in mid-2023, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s new 82-foot (25-meter) vessel will support … Continue reading “ABB to power first fully electric U.S. tugboat for maximum efficiency and zero-emission operations”
Inmarsat unveils the communications network of the future
29 July 2021 – Today, Inmarsat unveiled plans for ORCHESTRA, the communications network of the future. In the largest ever transformation of its current world-class services, Inmarsat ORCHESTRA will bring together existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution.
Inmarsat Maritime Ventures signs FleetBroadband sale agreement with SRH Connect
28 July 2021 – Inmarsat Maritime Ventures, a subsidiary of Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has signed an agreement with SRH Connect (SRH) for SRH to acquire Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband customer base in Greece and Cyprus. The SRH acquisition involves customer contracts purchased by Inmarsat Maritime Ventures from Speedcast at the beginning of this year. SRH already provides customer support for Inmarsat’s Fleet Network Manager portfolio after signing a customer support agreement in March 2021. As part of the sale agreement, SRH will become a formal Inmarsat distribution partner for FleetBroadband and a Value-Added Reseller for Fleet Xpress.
Inmarsat puts crew welfare and digitalisation issues centre stage at London International Shipping Week
27 July 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has released details of its programme for London International Shipping Week 2021, the biennial week-long global shipping and maritime event in London, United Kingdom from 13 to 17 September, 2021. With in-person events returning to the maritime calendar, Inmarsat’s LISW2021 agenda is … Continue reading “Inmarsat puts crew welfare and digitalisation issues centre stage at London International Shipping Week”