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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
Syncing PR and social media strategies
Posted in Social media
With 77% of marketers using at least one social media channel to market their business, it is clear that a large number of business-to-business (B2B) companies are seeing value in investing in a field that was originally dominated by their B2C counterparts.Read more
The human element celebrated
Posted in Marine industry talk
Many of JLA Media’s clients stand at the forefront of the technological revolution unfolding in today’s maritime industry, including advanced ship to shore communications, the Internet of Things, new propulsion and automation solutions, and other cutting-edge developments. However, the fact remains that the most important ‘component’ in ensuring the efficiency of the modern cargo vessel is its human crew.Read more
ClassNK issues Hong Kong Convention Statement of Compliance to Ship Recycling Facility in Bangladesh
15 January 2020 – Leading classification society ClassNK has issued a Statement of Compliance (SoC) to “PHP Ship Breaking and Recycling Industries Limited (PHP)”, a ship recycling facility in Chattogram (Chittagong), Bangladesh, verifying that the facility is in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 … Continue reading “ClassNK issues Hong Kong Convention Statement of Compliance to Ship Recycling Facility in Bangladesh”
ABB presents recommendation for zero-emission marine technology to US Congress
14 January 2020 – ABB Marine & Ports delivered testimony in the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about the future of marine technologies. Underpinning ABB’s commitment to tackling the ever-increasing consequences of climate change, ABB Marine & Ports presented a comprehensive approach to reducing marine emissions at a hearing in front the … Continue reading “ABB presents recommendation for zero-emission marine technology to US Congress”
Capt Eero Lehtovaara appointed ONE SEA Chairman as ship autonomy climbs agenda
14 January 2020 – ONE SEA, the industry alliance which aims to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025, has appointed Capt Eero Lehtovaara as its new Chairman. Eero, a Master Mariner and Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, is Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs at ABB Marine & Ports. … Continue reading “Capt Eero Lehtovaara appointed ONE SEA Chairman as ship autonomy climbs agenda”
YSA Design Portfolio
09 January 2020 – We are delighted to share our portfolio book with you, which showcases our organisation and some of our outstanding maritime projects. We also hope it conveys the way YSA Design takes responsibility for designing interior and exterior spaces from concept to project delivery, and at all points in between. Read online … Continue reading “YSA Design Portfolio”
ClassNK releases Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of ships
09 January 2020 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of ships ~Design development, Installation and Operation of Automated Operation Systems/Remote Operation Systems”. In the field of ships, research and development of technology related to maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) has been actively carried out with the aim of improving … Continue reading “ClassNK releases Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of ships”
Wallem adds expertise to Hong Kong cruise industry Advisory
07 January 2020 – Wallem Group Managing Director for Ship Agency Services, Dickson Chin, has joined Hong Kong’s highly influential Advisory Committee on Cruise Industry (ACCI), where his extensive logistical support expertise will help ensure that the number of cruise ships calling at the territory continue to flourish. Established in 2008, ACCI advises the government … Continue reading “Wallem adds expertise to Hong Kong cruise industry Advisory”
ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
06 January 2020 – Leading classification society ClassNK has announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 27 December 2019. ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research and development projects, feedback from damage … Continue reading “ClassNK releases amendments to class rules”
ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal
26 December 2019 – ClassNK has released the first issue of its new publication “ClassNK Technical Journal”, focusing on digitalization in this edition. ClassNK Technical Journal is a comprehensive technical publication that supersedes “ClassNK Technical Bulletin”, a publication that was formerly being published by the Society, to better provide its technical knowledge to the maritime … Continue reading “ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal”
ClassNK grants AiP to NS United Kaiun Kaisha and Imabari Shipbuilding for their joint project on the concept design of LNG-fueled capesize bulker
17 December 2019 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) based on its Rule Part GF which adopts IGF Code (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels) to NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. and Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for their joint project on the concept design of an LNG-fueled capesize bulker. The … Continue reading “ClassNK grants AiP to NS United Kaiun Kaisha and Imabari Shipbuilding for their joint project on the concept design of LNG-fueled capesize bulker”
ClassNK certifies NYK Group Ship Management Company’s Cyber Security Management System
16 December 2019 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK certified the Cyber Security Management System (CSMS) of NYK Group subsidiary NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd. and its managed LNG carrier “PACIFIC MIMOSA”. This is the first CSMS certified by the Society. ClassNK released its “Cyber Security Management System for Ships” in March 2019 which provides guidance on … Continue reading “ClassNK certifies NYK Group Ship Management Company’s Cyber Security Management System”
Shell used oil analysis drives digitalised technical services
16 December 2019 – Shell Marine has recently launched a new IT platform for its well-respected used oil analysis programme Shell LubeAnalyst. The launch comes after years of planning and development and is the first step in demonstrating how Shell Marine will digitalise its service offerings to customers in the future. The Shell LubeAnalyst next … Continue reading “Shell used oil analysis drives digitalised technical services”
VIKING to supply HydroPen container firefighting system for V.Ships
16 December 2019 – Container firefighting across the V.Ships Hamburg container ship fleet has been entrusted to the HydroPen™ system, after VIKING Life-Saving Equipment secured a contract to protect over 40 ships against one of the industry’s fastest growing safety hazards. The alarming rise in the number of container fires has brought calls for urgent action … Continue reading “VIKING to supply HydroPen container firefighting system for V.Ships”
ABB wins contract to power Genting’s next-generation cruise vessels
13 December 2019 – The new vessels will be designed to the highest safety and environmental standards and will be powered by ABB’s Azipod® electric propulsion, which has become the cruise industry standard since its launch in 1990.
MacGregor deck handling solution supports China’s Xue Long 2 icebreaker operation
13 December 2019 – The two polar icebreakers, Xue Long (Snow Dragon) and Xue Long 2, are working together for the first time during China’s 36th Antarctic expedition, with Xue Long 2 also being the first domestically built icebreaker. Xue Long 2 was jointly designed by Aker Arctic Technology in Helsinki, Finland and the Marine … Continue reading “MacGregor deck handling solution supports China’s Xue Long 2 icebreaker operation”
ABB completes delivery for the world’s most advanced icebreaking LNG carrier fleet
11 December 2019 – Yakov Gakkel, owned by joint venture between Teekay LNG Partners and China LNG Partners, joins a fleet of 15 specially designed tankers transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) year-round from one of Russia’s most significant export developments in a generation – Yamal LNG.
VIKING acquires the fire safety division of Drew Marine
11 December 2019 – VIKING Life-Saving Equipment – the global safety solutions and service provider, announced its acquisition of Drew Marine’s Fire Safety and Rescue (FSR) division this month.
Inmarsat launches Fleet LTE service in the North Sea
04 December 2019 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, will extend its service portfolio for customers with the launch of Fleet LTE, following an agreement with subsea fibre and offshore LTE network operator, Tampnet.
MacGregor and Kongsberg Digital to collaborate to verify the operational benefits of a high quality, standardised and secure digital service solution
03 December 2019 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Kongsberg Digital, part of KONGSBERG, have entered into a collaboration agreement to test the interface of MacGregor’s OnWatch Scout condition monitoring and predictive maintenance service within Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution. The Vessel Insight solution enables high quality data from interfaced systems to be … Continue reading “MacGregor and Kongsberg Digital to collaborate to verify the operational benefits of a high quality, standardised and secure digital service solution”
Equinor chooses VIKING’s New Electric Lifeboats for the Njord “A”
03 December 2019 – VIKING has secured a contract from Kværner AS to deliver three VIKING Norsafe E-GES 52 electric free-fall lifeboats and compatible davits, in a significant advance for electric propulsion. The contract, part of the upgrade of Equinor’s Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea, initially called for diesel-powered lifeboats but has been … Continue reading “Equinor chooses VIKING’s New Electric Lifeboats for the Njord “A””
ClassNK Magazine – 86th Edition
02 December 2019 – The latest issue of the ClassNK Magazine is available for download here or to view online at the following link: ClassNK Magazine 86 This edition includes a selection of articles about projects supported by ClassNK and its partners, such as: Insights from Mr. Fumihiko Higashi, President of ClassNK China (p. … Continue reading “ClassNK Magazine – 86th Edition”
MacGregor secures orders worth approximately EUR 8 million for port development and naval projects in Europe
29 November 2019 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders to provide MacGregor equipment to a European port development project and TTS products to a naval project, also in Europe, with a total value of approximately EUR 8 million. The orders were booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2019 order intake, with deliveries planned to … Continue reading “MacGregor secures orders worth approximately EUR 8 million for port development and naval projects in Europe”
MacGregor News – Issue 174 – Winter 2019
28 November 2019 – The latest issue of MacGregor News is now available to read online here. Articles include: Pragmatism should drive the adoption of digital agendas Interconnected intelligent systems enable an autonomous future Game-changing advances turn the tide on convention What price to put on value? Servicing by the OEM saves money and secures … Continue reading “MacGregor News – Issue 174 – Winter 2019”
Inmarsat and ABB Marine & Ports sign agreement to enable digitalisation via Fleet Data platform
28 November 2019 – Inmarsat and ABB Marine & Ports, two driving forces behind maritime digitalisation, have signed a milestone Master Supply Agreement. The implementation of the agreement tackles an obstacle identified by ship owners themselves which has stopped them using IoT (Internet of Things) technology.
Inmarsat’s successful launch of GX5 next generation satellite to add significant Fleet Xpress capacity
27 November 2019 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has confirmed the successful launch of GX5, the fifth satellite in the world leading Global Xpress (GX) fleet delivering Fleet Xpress high-speed maritime broadband services. The satellite was lifted into orbit by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Ariane Launch Complex No. 3 (ELA-3) in Kourou, French Guiana.
YSA Design claims cruise ship first for Build Information Modelling
27 November 2019 – Leading cruise and luxury vessel designer YSA Design is close to completing what it believes is the first ever ship construction project to bring together everything from initial sketches to the sign-off tasks for utilities completion under one Building Information Modelling (BIM) process. The project, for an undisclosed cruise owner, saw … Continue reading “YSA Design claims cruise ship first for Build Information Modelling”
Press registration for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe
26 November 2019 – With just one week to go, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe event in Barcelona! Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe is the premier trade fair created exclusively for the marine interiors community. Taking place 4–5 December 2019 at Fira Barcelona, the show provides … Continue reading “Press registration for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe”
ClassNK signs a joint research agreement for Condition-based Maintenance
26 November 2019 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has concluded a joint research agreement for developing advanced condition-based maintenance (CBM), a new maintenance and management process for engine machinery plants, and establishing a new classification survey scheme based on CBM. In the joint research project, engine conditions will be continuously monitored and involve the real-time … Continue reading “ClassNK signs a joint research agreement for Condition-based Maintenance”
YSA Design Insights: Issue 4
26 November 2019 – The latest issue of YSA Design Insights is available to view here: YSA Design Insights: Issue 4 STORIES INCLUDE: Pioneering role on show in Barcelona Leading in 3D on BIM deployment Cumulative cruise ship sustainability MSC Grandiosa’s big entrance Ideas from synthetic inspiration At the heart of the Legends Georg brings the … Continue reading “YSA Design Insights: Issue 4”
Ecochlor Launches NanoVapor Gas-Freeing Fuel Tank Technology at Marintec China
25 November 2019 – Ecochlor is excited to announce the formalization of an agreement to represent NanoVapor in the maritime industry. The product launch will be at Marintec China with a NanoVapor unit on display at the Ecochlor Stand N3D5N. The NanoVapor technology dramatically improves crew safety while significantly reducing time and any environmental pollution … Continue reading “Ecochlor Launches NanoVapor Gas-Freeing Fuel Tank Technology at Marintec China”
Inmarsat, Addvalue and Network Innovations bring the first IP-based broadband terminal and vessel monitoring to U.S. fisheries market with iFleetONE™
Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, along with its partners Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd (Addvalue) and Network Innovations, have launched the first type-approved IP-based terminal and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) for fishing vessels operating in United States (U.S.) waters, marking a significant milestone for sustainable fishing in the U.S.
Ecochlor to Demonstrate its Ballast Water Management System at Marintec China
21 November 2019 – Ecochlor, Inc. will display its ballast water management system (BWMS) at Marintec China, Stand N3D5N, to give customers an opportunity to understand why the system is widely regarded as one of the best, most reliable technologies available worldwide.
Foreship launches Hamburg business to grow in Germany
19 November 2019 – Leading naval architect and marine engineering company Foreship has announced plans to establish a new business entity in Germany, targeting January 1, 2020 as the launch date for Foreship GmbH. The new company, to be based in the heart of Hamburg’s Hafen City, will have the objective of developing closer ties … Continue reading “Foreship launches Hamburg business to grow in Germany”
Shell Marine secures contract for COSCO SHIPPING Specialized Carriers
18 November 2019 – Shell Marine has extended its relationship with China COSCO Shipping Company Limited (COSCO SHIPPING) businesses, after winning a contract to supply lubricants for five 62,000 dwt multi-purpose pulp carriers due delivery to COSCO SHIPPING Specialized Carriers Co Ltd in 2019 and 2020. The lubricants contract, won in a competitive negotiation process, … Continue reading “Shell Marine secures contract for COSCO SHIPPING Specialized Carriers”
MacGregor secures complete piggy-back hatch cover order from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
18 November 2019 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured an order to provide a complete set of remote operated piggy-back hatch covers with hydraulic lifting and an internal traction electric drive system to Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS). MacGregor`s scope of supply includes design & key components, steel material, fabrication and delivery of the hatch … Continue reading “MacGregor secures complete piggy-back hatch cover order from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding”
Europort attracts international visitors in record numbers
12 November 2019 – Special ship markets in recovery and real progress on maritime digitalisation brought a feelgood finale to Europort 2019, as the last of 26,076 visitors from 93 countries departed from the biennial conference and exhibition after an energetic week of events at Rotterdam Ahoy on Friday 8th November. With over 1,000 exhibitors … Continue reading “Europort attracts international visitors in record numbers”
GTMaritime takes Cyber Security Award at Smart4Sea EUROPORT 2019
12 November 2019 – Industry-leading data and communications solutions company GTMaritime has won the Smart4Sea Award 2019 for Cyber Security, after a public vote recognised GTMailPlus as the product making the most noteworthy contribution to cyber security in shipping this year. The prestigious award goes to the organization demonstrating a significant achievement, breakthrough or contribution … Continue reading “GTMaritime takes Cyber Security Award at Smart4Sea EUROPORT 2019”
Fleet Xpress agreement marks new stage in Bourbon digitalisation strategy for offshore
11 November 2019 – Bourbon, a world leader in marine services for offshore oil and gas, has signed a contract committing more than 100 offshore support vessels (OSVs) to Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress, the maritime broadband service that combines the speed of Ka-band with continuous back up from Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband operating on L-band.
Shell Marine signs fleet-wide lubricants and technical service contract in China
08 November 2019 – Shell Marine has today signed a framework agreement with CCCC Dredging (Group) Co. Ltd of China to supply marine lubricants and provide technical services across the Chinese company’s fleet. The strategic cooperation, formalised today at a signing ceremony demonstrates Shell Marine’s ability to provide a comprehensive all-in-one service, reliably supplying lubricants and technical services around the clock wherever they are needed.
Elite Exhibitions Launches Connected Cruise Ship Expo America
06 November 2019 – Connected Cruise Ship Expo (CCS) is the world’s first exhibition and conference to focus exclusively on the latest innovations within the cruise technology, communications, and connectivity sectors. This brand new, highly focused two-day exhibition and conference will provide a much-needed platform for the most innovative suppliers to network with qualified buyers from cruise line companies on a global scale.
Owner summit opens Europort 2019 to visionary ideas
05 November 2019 – The launch of Europort 2019 at the Rotterdam Ahoy today saw well-known journalist Geert Maarse bring four of the leading owners in Europe’s special ship segments to grips with the key challenges facing the maritime industries today and tomorrow. Now in its 39th edition, Europort continues to hold its own as … Continue reading “Owner summit opens Europort 2019 to visionary ideas”
Vestdavit News November 2019
05 November 2019 – Vestdavit News November 2019 is available to read here.
Wallem Pulse magazine – Issue 2
05 November 2019 – Welcome to the new Wallem Pulse magazine! Issue 2 of the magazine is available to view online here. In this issue: Wallem World Sailing Cyber Secure from $1 a Day Crew Empowerment SeaView: Wallem Fleet Officers Meetings Women of Wallem Textbook Rescue in the Pacific Hear the Pulse and enjoy … Continue reading “Wallem Pulse magazine – Issue 2”
ClassNK releases Guidelines for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (Ver.4.00)
29 October 2019 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (Ver.4.00). The “Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009” (HKC) was adopted in 2009. After the entry into force of the HKC, the development and maintenance of an Inventory of … Continue reading “ClassNK releases Guidelines for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (Ver.4.00)”
CNOOC orders MacGregor pull-in system for a deepwater floating production unit in the South China Sea
29 October 2019 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to supply the riser pull-in system for a deepwater Floating Production Unit (FPU) located in the Lingshui 17-2 gas field. The order is booked into Cargotec’s third quarter of 2019 order intake and delivery will … Continue reading “CNOOC orders MacGregor pull-in system for a deepwater floating production unit in the South China Sea”
VIKING Wins Greek Coast Guard Tender
29 October 2019 – VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has been declared the winning bidder in a tender covering three offshore high-speed ambulance boats that will support emergency services in the Aegean Sea. The international tender was concluded after a cooperation between the Hellenic Coast Guard and the Greek Emergency Response Organization (E.K.A.B), in an initiative supported … Continue reading “VIKING Wins Greek Coast Guard Tender”
Shipowners trust VIKING to manage safety
24 October 2019 – For the last decade, the ‘VIKING Shipowner Agreement’ has been a widely recognised concept among commercial ship and offshore asset owners looking to gain safety related efficiencies by streamlining equipment sourcing, servicing and compliance. Your safety is safe with us With ‘Safety Management’ available at the top tier, VIKING is … Continue reading “Shipowners trust VIKING to manage safety”
GTMaritime protects onboard cyber security in record numbers
23 October 2019 – GTMaritime has seen exceptional growth in the use of its secure, maritime optimised email software and other cyber-security solutions as vessel owners and operators step up a gear to harden onboard networks and protect their ships from digital threats. Many have been spurred into action by IMO’s decision to bring cyber-security … Continue reading “GTMaritime protects onboard cyber security in record numbers”
Pacific Gas chooses Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress connectivity, protected by Fleet Secure Endpoint
23 October 2019 – The largest Liquid Ethylene Gas (LEG) ship owner in China has agreed a commitment to install Fleet Xpress connectivity from Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications on all its vessels. This will also include Inmarsat’s Fleet Secure Endpoint, the new line of defence in the multi-layered strategy to thwart cyber threats.
Europort 2019 launch led by shipowner summit
22 October 2019 – Four of the leading owners in Europe’s special ship segments will lead what promises to be an intense panel discussion of industry hot topics at Europort 2019 on November 5th, as one of the most significant events in the maritime calendar gets underway at Rotterdam Ahoy. Part of the Europort opening … Continue reading “Europort 2019 launch led by shipowner summit”
Inmarsat releases field guide to ICT best practice at sea
21 October 2019 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, has published a new and authoritative guide to the information and communication technology that plays an increasingly critical role in the safety, efficiency and environmental performance of ships.
ABB to bring autonomous technology to the Port of Singapore
21 October 2019 – ABB signs a landmark contract with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine to enable autonomous tug operation in 2020 ABB, in collaboration with Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), will jointly develop the technology for autonomous vessels and retrofit a 32-meter harbor tugboat with leading-edge digital solutions, … Continue reading “ABB to bring autonomous technology to the Port of Singapore”