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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
Sören Scheid Joins Ecochlor as Business Development Manager of Europe, Scandinavia and UK
09 July 2020 – Ecochlor is pleased to announce Sören Scheid will be managing the new office in Germany as the Regional Business Development Manager for Europe, Scandinavia and the UK. Mr. Scheid looks forward to promoting Ecochlor’s “unique and innovative ballast water management system” (BWMS) to this region. “I like to think that my … Continue reading “Sören Scheid Joins Ecochlor as Business Development Manager of Europe, Scandinavia and UK”
North P&I Club Calls for Collective Action on Crew Repatriation
09 July 2020 – Leading International Group (IG) Protection and Indemnity member, North P&I has urged maritime stakeholders to seize the opportunity provided by a UK Government summit on July 9th to establish an international action plan to deal with the crew repatriation crisis resulting from COVID-19. Led by UK Maritime Minister Kelly Tolhurst, the virtual event … Continue reading “North P&I Club Calls for Collective Action on Crew Repatriation”
ClassNK Joins the Maritime Transportation System ISAC to Help Address Cybersecurity Risks
07 July 2020 – Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (“ClassNK”) joined the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MTS-ISAC) as part of a growing list of maritime community partners. This is an innovative relationship between the two nonprofit organizations aimed at strengthening vessel and shoreside cyber risk management. The partnership provides ClassNK with actionable insights from community-sourced cyber threat intelligence to reinforce ClassNK’s Cyber Security Guidelines to help prevent cyber incidents from negatively impacting the safety and security of maritime operations. ClassNK is the first classification society and the first non-U.S. organization to formally join the MTS-ISAC, helping broaden the reach of the MTS-ISAC’s efforts to support the maritime community.
ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
03 July 2020 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships issued on 30 June 2020. ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance to make them more rational and transparent based on industry requests, R&D outcomes, and feedback from damage investigations … Continue reading “ClassNK releases amendments to class rules”
ClassNK releases Annual Report on Port State Control
02 July 2020 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control. The report aims to assist ship operators and management companies in maintaining compliant operations by providing information about ships detained by PSC as well as deficiencies that were found on board from many port states in 2019. In … Continue reading “ClassNK releases Annual Report on Port State Control”
North completes integration of Sunderland Marine
30 June 2020 – North P&I Club completes integration of the Sunderland Marine Insurance Company Limited business into parent company The North of England Protecting and Indemnity Association Limited. The formal transfer of business, which takes effect today (30 June 2020) at 00:00, comes six years after the merger of interests between North and Sunderland … Continue reading “North completes integration of Sunderland Marine”
VIKING reaps Shipowner Agreement reward after Marine Fire Safety restructure
30 June 2020 – VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has reported a surge in demand for its one-stop shop Shipowner Agreement concept, following the integration of the Drew Marine Fire Safety and Rescue (FSR) division into its maritime safety solutions business.
Wallem Pulse magazine – Issue 4
29 June 2020 – Welcome to the 4th issue of the Wallem Pulse magazine In this issue: Wallem News Reality Wellness at Sea: Wallem Seafarers share their experience Expecting the Unexpected: Interview with Wallem Head of Procurement Technology: Sedna going live eLearning Kids of Wallem Seafarers: drawing contest Feel the Pulse and enjoy the … Continue reading “Wallem Pulse magazine – Issue 4”
MacGregor receives USD 11 million crane order for general cargo ships
25 June 2020 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured an order to provide cargo handling cranes for four 62,000 dwt general cargo ships to be built in Asia. Scope of supply includes installation of the MacGregor OnWatch Scout condition and predictive monitoring system to support maximum operational availability and performance of the cranes once … Continue reading “MacGregor receives USD 11 million crane order for general cargo ships”
Welfare 2.0 report investigates the role of technology in enhancing crew safety, health and well-being
25 June 2020 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has published a new report focusing on the way technology can benefit crew safety, health and wellbeing at sea, at a moment when COVID-19 has exposed the welfare of seafarers to global scrutiny. “Welfare 2.0: How can the next generation of technology … Continue reading “Welfare 2.0 report investigates the role of technology in enhancing crew safety, health and well-being”
ClassNK wins the Safety Initiative Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2020
24 June 2020 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK won the Safety Initiative Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2020 held online on June 23 for its initiatives with cyber security. Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2020 is an event to recognize companies and organizations who have demonstrated excellence in contributing to the Asian maritime industry. … Continue reading “ClassNK wins the Safety Initiative Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2020”
The GTMaritime Download – Issue 2
18 June 2020 – Issue two of The GTMaritime Download is out now! Read about GTDeploy and GTNews4Crew, the latest additions to GTMaritime’s expanding portfolio. Also included in the newsletter are the latest GTMaritime blogs and webinars, as well as details of the expansion of the Singapore team. In this issue GTDeploy simplifies the roll-out of … Continue reading “The GTMaritime Download – Issue 2”
Atlantic Offshore protects against cyber threats with Fleet Secure Endpoint
16 June 2020 – North Sea operator Atlantic Offshore has put its levels of cyber resilience substantially ahead of approaching International Maritime Organization requirements for ship owners, after adopting Fleet Secure Endpoint from Inmarsat to protect against ongoing cyber threats. The state-of-the-art cyber security solution was installed to coincide with a Fleet Xpress bandwidth upgrade … Continue reading “Atlantic Offshore protects against cyber threats with Fleet Secure Endpoint”
ABB wins hybrid power order for sustainable live fish carrier
16 June 2020 – Færøysund live fish carrier is set to become one of the most environmentally friendly vessels of its kind, thanks to ABB’s power and energy system As the first live fish carrier to feature ABB hybrid power and propulsion solution with integral energy storage, Færøysund responds to a wider green shift in … Continue reading “ABB wins hybrid power order for sustainable live fish carrier”
YSA Design partners with Scenso to deliver cleaner air on cruise ships
10 June 2020 – With the cruise industry preparing for its comeback, shipowners are engaged in efforts to make their vessels safer and more hygienic. According to architecture and design experts YSA Design, clean air should be a top priority. The Oslo-based company is collaborating with energy services and engineering firm Scenso, whose interactive software … Continue reading “YSA Design partners with Scenso to deliver cleaner air on cruise ships”
ABB marine software to boost ship safety and efficiency for Roll Group
08 June 2020 – ABB has won a contract to supply the leading-edge digital solution ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory System – OCTOPUS to Roll Group’s latest vessel, BigRoll Biscay BigRoll Biscay is the eighth vessel in Dutch heavy lift specialist’s fleet to rely on ABB marine software, which improves the safety and efficiency of ship … Continue reading “ABB marine software to boost ship safety and efficiency for Roll Group”
ABB provides 24/7 remote support to Sovcomflot’s trailblazing LNG carrier on the Northern Sea Route
05 June 2020 – ABB has signed a contract to support icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie with remote diagnostics services for increased safety and performance as the vessel completed the transit of the Northern Sea Route, bound for China with Yamal LNG cargo two months earlier than usual The pioneering icebreaking liquified natural gas … Continue reading “ABB provides 24/7 remote support to Sovcomflot’s trailblazing LNG carrier on the Northern Sea Route”
ABB partners with Vigor to pave the way for Washington State Ferries’ shift towards zero-emission fleet
04 June 2020 – ABB has been selected by American shipbuilding company Vigor Fab LLC as the hybrid-electric propulsion and energy storage system provider for the newest additions to the Washington State Ferry fleet, setting the largest U.S. ferry system on course for zero-emission operations The new ‘Olympic Class’ ferries, which will have the capacity … Continue reading “ABB partners with Vigor to pave the way for Washington State Ferries’ shift towards zero-emission fleet”
YSA Design lends expertise to cruise industry comeback
04 June 2020 – As the cruise industry gears up for its return, shipowners are looking to ready their vessels for the post-pandemic era. According to leading architecture and design firm YSA Design, passenger ship interiors will require radical rethinking to enable higher standards of hygiene and adequate social distancing. The Oslo-based company, which has … Continue reading “YSA Design lends expertise to cruise industry comeback”
DNV GL and ABB launch new MOU to advance marine digitalization with a remote signing ceremony
04 June 2020 – DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, and technology leader ABB have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate digitalization in the maritime industry. The agreement was signed remotely by DNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen and ABB Marine & Ports Managing Director Juha Koskela in an online … Continue reading “DNV GL and ABB launch new MOU to advance marine digitalization with a remote signing ceremony”
Inmarsat extends seafarer well-being commitments with new ISWAN collaboration and roll-out of COVID-19 video telemedicine service
04 June 2020 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, continues to ramp up its response to COVID-19, with additional initiatives to improve seafarer wellbeing. These initiatives include further collaboration with ISWAN (International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network) and maritime charities, the launch of a new chatcard and the wider roll-out of … Continue reading “Inmarsat extends seafarer well-being commitments with new ISWAN collaboration and roll-out of COVID-19 video telemedicine service”
Vestdavit fulfils four-davit order for Trinidad and Tobago coast guard
03 June 2020 – Leading davit supplier Vestdavit has completed the delivery of four boat-handling systems to Australian shipyard Austal. The PLAR-4501-type davits are due to be installed on two Cape-class patrol boats aquired by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to enhance the island nation’s border protection capabilities. The cutting-edge launch-and-recovery … Continue reading “Vestdavit fulfils four-davit order for Trinidad and Tobago coast guard”
North Signals – Spring 2020
01 June 2020 – The Spring 2020 issue of North Signals is now available for download or to view online at the following link: North Signals – Issue 119 This issue includes articles on: The impact of COVID-19 on crew Dealing with ship visitors and social distancing New BIMCO sanctions clauses Drug trafficking on ships New fuels … Continue reading “North Signals – Spring 2020”
Vestdavit wins contract for US Navy Expeditionary Sea Base duo
27 May 2020 – Leading boat launch and recovery systems supplier Vestdavit will deliver the most advanced motion-compensated davits in the world to the US Navy, following orders placed with Vestdavit Inc. by General Dynamics NASSCO to equip two Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ships. The US shipbuilder’s San Diego yard will deliver ESB 6 and … Continue reading “Vestdavit wins contract for US Navy Expeditionary Sea Base duo”
North resilient in the face of large claims
27 May 2020 – Two major casualties put a dent in North P&I Club’s underwriting figures for policy year ending 20 February 2020, but the period also saw the launch of new products as part of its continuing diversification, Member retention maintained at 99% and more tonnage insured than ever before. North’s 15th consecutive year of ‘A’ financial strength rating, supported by AAA capital, was also reconfirmed by leading independent analysts, S&P Global.
GTMaritime offers customisable news service to support crew welfare
26 May 2020 – At a time when access to news from reputable sources is more important than ever, GTMaritime is introducing a fully-customisable news distribution service for vessel owners and operators helping them keep their crews up-to-date on events unfolding in their home countries as well as offering a selection of lighter content to help maintain morale.
ABB Marine & Ports launches TechTalks
20 May 2020 – ABB Marine & Ports is inviting you to attend TechTalks – a series of live webinars in which technical experts share insights on the electric, digital and connected solutions that are redefining shipping. ABB Marine & Ports TechTalks will focus on the technical expertise that is helping to define shipping’s response … Continue reading “ABB Marine & Ports launches TechTalks”
Cruise Ship Interiors Expo and Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America postponed to 2021
18 May 2020 – In light of the current global pandemic, and its effect on travel restrictions and the hospitality and leisure industry, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo and Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America has taken the carefully considered decision to cancel this year’s show. The dates of 2-3 September, originally postponed from June 2020, will no longer be going ahead and the next in-person version of Cruise Ship Interiors Expo and Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America will take place 8–9 June 2021.
ClassNK grants AiP to NYK Line and MTI for their joint project on the concept design of an autonomous ship framework
14 May 2020 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (hereinafter referred to as NYK Line) and MTI Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as MTI) for their joint project on the concept design of an autonomous ship framework (development code “APExS”). ClassNK is involved in various … Continue reading “ClassNK grants AiP to NYK Line and MTI for their joint project on the concept design of an autonomous ship framework”
Edda Wind selects MacGregor for Offshore Wind Service Vessels
13 May 2020 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received equipment orders for a total of four offshore wind service vessels which will expand the Edda Wind fleet, the offshore wind segment of the Østensjø Group. The order was booked into Cargotec’s first quarter of 2020 order intake and the first vessel will enter into … Continue reading “Edda Wind selects MacGregor for Offshore Wind Service Vessels”
Vestdavit secures boat handling performance for HMS Protector
12 May 2020 – Leading boat launch and recovery systems supplier Vestdavit is bringing new fast craft handling capability to HMS Protector, the only Royal Navy ship dedicated to Antarctic Patrol & Survey duties. The advanced icebreaker, which provides a UK presence in the Antarctic and meets treaty obligations on inspections, hydrographical charting and in … Continue reading “Vestdavit secures boat handling performance for HMS Protector”
Foreship launches Project Hygiea to keep coronavirus off cruise ships
07 May 2020 – Leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm Foreship has devised an initiative to limit the presence and spread of coronavirus and other pathogens on passenger ships and get the cruise sector back up and running. Entitled ‘Project Hygiea’, the four-step approach comprises interception, prevention, mitigation and evacuation. Foreship Business Development Director … Continue reading “Foreship launches Project Hygiea to keep coronavirus off cruise ships”
Crowley Maritime Corp. signs up to Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress
05 May 2020 – Crowley Maritime Corp. has agreed a contract to install Fleet Xpress from Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, on a majority of its vessels.
North P&I enters the blue-water hull and machinery market with a new insurance product line, North Hull, and recruits specialist underwriting talent
04 May 2020 – The new offering from North is designed for larger ocean-going vessels and will complement the H&M insurance already available from Sunderland Marine for fishing vessels and other small craft. We expect that the new line will be taken up by a number of Members, whilst it is also open to non-Members. … Continue reading “North P&I enters the blue-water hull and machinery market with a new insurance product line, North Hull, and recruits specialist underwriting talent”
ClassNK grants world-first AiP to Imabari Shipbuilding for their concept design of a 180,000 DWT LPG dual fuelled bulk carrier
27 April 2020 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for their concept design of a 180,000 DWT LPG dual fuelled bulk carrier developed in cooperation with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The AiP was granted to the concept design based on the Society’s Guidelines for Ships … Continue reading “ClassNK grants world-first AiP to Imabari Shipbuilding for their concept design of a 180,000 DWT LPG dual fuelled bulk carrier”
Inmarsat report highlights critical role of partnership in Japan’s connected maritime innovation ecosystem
23 April 2020 – A new study, ‘A quiet revolution – the maritime innovation ecosystem in Japan’, explores the commitments to Internet of Things (IoT)-based ship and crew management already made by corporate Japan, then goes on to offer unique insights into the country’s emerging start-up culture.
VIKING adds Hellenic Navy SAR duties to RIB reference list
22 April 2020 – VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won an order for eleven (11) METIS RIBs from the Hellenic Navy, in a second deal calling for the company’s Greek branch VIKING Norsafe Life-Saving Equipment Hellas S.A. to supply this daughter craft type to the Greek naval force.
Bolidt Innovation Center stays open for virtual visitors
21 April 2020 – Bolidt has found a creative way of supporting its clients during the COVID-19 restrictions by inviting visitors to take a virtual tour of its groundbreaking Bolidt Innovation Center, which officially opened near Rotterdam last year. The Center, which is being kept open to continue the pioneering research and development work that … Continue reading “Bolidt Innovation Center stays open for virtual visitors”
Vestdavit secures four-ship davit contract with French Navy
16 April 2020 – Leading boat-handling systems supplier Vestdavit has won a tender from Chantiers de l’Atlantique to supply davit systems for four new logistic support ships due delivery to the French Navy under the FLOTLOG (Flotte Logistique) programme. The modern, double-hulled vessels will ultimately replace the Navy’s current, single-hulled LSSs and will be deployed … Continue reading “Vestdavit secures four-ship davit contract with French Navy”
ABB to power South Asia’s first LNG hybrid tug for efficient and sustainable operations
15 April 2020 – ABB’s electric propulsion, power, energy storage, control and automation technology will be at the heart of the first tug in South Asia capable of switching between low emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines and zero-emission battery power. The tug, which will operate in Singapore harbor, has been ordered by Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Marine Services for delivery from the Sembcorp Marine shipyard by the end of 2020.