<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

Ship repair and retrofit goes digital
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Ship repair and retrofit goes digital

Vessel maintenance specialist, Newport Shipping, has unveiled a first of kind, innovative online portal that has been specifically designed to ease the complexities of ship repair and retrofit works. Digitalisation is making its mark in the shipping sector, with many bespoke online tools now being utilised daily to operate and manage the world’s merchant vessel...

To buy or build your way to digital maturity?
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To buy or build your way to digital maturity?

Shipping companies looking to improve vessel and cargo operations are often faced with, “a myriad of issues relating to how they manage their marine logistics planning and execution,” says Patrick Boles, a senior consultant with Deloitte. During Digital Ship’s webinar held January 12, he explained two different approaches to elevating digital maturity and how the...

The cost of reactive maintenance
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The cost of reactive maintenance

For shipping line P&O Maritime, a catastrophic incident in 2018 accelerated the company’s use of maritime IoT to drive its maintenance model from reactive to predictive. In a webinar held by Digital Ship this week, Kris Vedat, head of IT for P&O Maritime Logistics explained how the company has been tackling its digital management strategy....

i4 Insight partners with FNT to integrate condition monitoring service
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i4 Insight partners with FNT to integrate condition monitoring service

i4 Insight, creators of a platform that provides a single point of access for multiple data streams and applications offering a holistic view of fleet operations, is partnering with FNT at Sea Services to incorporate ‘Condition Monitoring.’ The service, which uses advanced analytics and sensing data to predict machine reliability and prevent breakdowns, will be...

HullWiper to launch mobile hull cleaning in Namibia
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HullWiper to launch mobile hull cleaning in Namibia

HullWiper is teaming up with KWINT Offshore Services Namibia to bring green, safe and port-approved hull cleaning solutions to vessels calling at Walvis Bay. Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has issued an Environmental Clearance Certificate to KWINT to operate the hull cleaning solution, making HullWiper’s eco-friendly Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) the only hull...

Strathclyde researchers develop new system for measuring ships’ underwater noise
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Strathclyde researchers develop new system for measuring ships’ underwater noise

Researchers from the University of Strathclyde have developed a novel way of measuring underwater noise created by ships which poses a danger to marine life. Human-generated underwater radiated noise (URN) from the military, the oil and gas industry and shipping traffic can interfere with the ability of marine animals to hear, navigate, communicate and catch...

Iridium Edge Solar launches to provide solar-powered remote asset tracking
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Iridium Edge Solar launches to provide solar-powered remote asset tracking

Iridium Communications has announced commercial availability of the Iridium Edge Solar, a secure and maintenance-free solar-powered remote asset tracking and management device. The Iridium Edge Solar benefits from over-the-air configuration capabilities and is ideal for Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS), fisheries management, tracking of freight shipping containers, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications, monitoring of...

Royston completes engine overhauls on Mainport vessel
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Royston completes engine overhauls on Mainport vessel

Marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston has completed major overhauls on two Bergen KRM9 main diesel engines onboard the 66m length offshore support vessel Ocean Spey. The work was carried out as part of a planned maintenance programme of critical power systems. Completed by the Royston team while the vessel was docked in Cork dockyard,...

Bureau Veritas, 3DMF, and POSH form consortium to drive 3D printing
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Bureau Veritas, 3DMF, and POSH form consortium to drive 3D printing

Bureau Veritas (BV), 3D Metal Forge (3DMF) and PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) have been awarded co-funding for their joint industry project (JIP) on additive manufacturing for the maritime sector. This project is one of 11 digitalisation projects awarded Maritime Innovation and Technology (MINT) co-funding by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). MPA...

ioCurrents to offer KVH Watch connectivity
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ioCurrents to offer KVH Watch connectivity

Remote vessel analytics company ioCurrents has joined the KVH Watch Solution Partner program, offering KVH Watch connectivity as part of its maritime services. ioCurrents is the creator of the MarineInsightTM platform, which uses machine-learning algorithms to support maritime maintenance and fuel optimisation and has thus far relied on vessels’ existing communications systems for data transfer....

HHI and HMM sign MoU with Jotun to deploy robotic hull cleaner
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HHI and HMM sign MoU with Jotun to deploy robotic hull cleaner

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has reached agreement with container line giant HMM and Jotun to utilise Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) on a series of newbuilds. The agreement, signed 8 December, will see Jotun HullSkater proactively inspect and clean vessel hulls during outfitting to ensure optimal environmental performance and protection. Jotun launched HSS to the...