Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

HullWiper and SCAMP to provide diver-free hull cleaning in Gibraltar
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HullWiper and SCAMP to provide diver-free hull cleaning in Gibraltar

  HullWiper and partner SCAMP, which provides ship fuel conservation and underwater services, has launched its hull cleaning services for vessels transiting the Strait of Gibraltar. The agreement marks the latest expansion under HullWiper’s global leasing programme to offer shipowners and operators a cost-efficient, brush- and diver-free alternative to traditional hull cleaning methods. The Port...

Ardmore optimises shoreside processes with SEDNA
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Ardmore optimises shoreside processes with SEDNA

Ardmore Shipping has chosen SEDNA as its new email management and team collaboration platform to improve efficiency in shoreside processes. The shipping company will use SEDNA’s solution across its operations, chartering and commercial finance teams, instead of traditional email tools.the cloud-based system helps teams to collaborate with others, organise information and manage transactions with greater...

ONE joins ClassNK ISO14001 certification registry
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ONE joins ClassNK ISO14001 certification registry

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has been added to ClassNK’s registry of ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification. ClassNK was assigned as the certification body for the construction of ONE’s EMS. The initial audit process was completed in October 2018. Mr. Koichi Fujiwara, president and CEO of ClassNK commented: “Responding to ONE’s strong commitment to ensure...

ARK Marine introduces 3D Printing to marine customers
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ARK Marine introduces 3D Printing to marine customers

ARK Marine Consultancy has introduced 3D Printing to its customers in the marine industry. The consultancy believes that 3D Printing will help its customers meet challenges and increasingly complex vessel operations. Smart deployment of 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing (AM) will offer on-demand printing of parts from an established digital catalogue in a short period...

Clearwater Tracking and DNK insurance develop vessel monitoring solution
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Clearwater Tracking and DNK insurance develop vessel monitoring solution

UK-based technology company, Clearwater Tracking, has teamed up with Norwegian maritime war risk insurance club Den Norske Krigsforsikring for Skib (DNK) to provide a hardware and software solution for near real-time monitoring of ship positions and breach reporting. The system, which has been developed between the two parties over the last 18 months, provides a...

WinGD to open engineering centre in Shanghai
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WinGD to open engineering centre in Shanghai

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute (CSPI), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) are launching an engineering centre in Shanghai to increase technical capacities on WinGD’s maritime two-stroke engine design by 20 per cent. The new engineering centre will increase R&D capabilities and improve the global knowledge base...

We4Sea certified for EU and IMO emissions monitoring
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We4Sea certified for EU and IMO emissions monitoring

Maritime technology start-up We4Sea has received certification from Verifavia for its IMO Data Collection System (DCS) and EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) emissions monitoring solution. The company’s non-capex fuel monitoring solution collects large quantities of operational data from a ship, including position, draft, speed and heading. The data is sent to shore and combined...

Singapore MPA signs 3D printing agreements
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Singapore MPA signs 3D printing agreements

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced two new agreements to bring 3D printing capabilities to the port, having signed MoUs covering the creation of an additive manufacturing production facility for port applications, and the launch of a Joint Industry Programme (JIP) for additive manufacturing of marine parts. The first of the...

MSC deploys smart containers
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MSC deploys smart containers

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has partnered with TRAXENS to offer its customers better efficiency, security, and safety through the integrated use of IoT solutions. TRAXENS provides shippers with an Internet-connected device to permanently fix on dry cargo containers. This transforms the container into a smart, connected object which collects and communicates real-time data on its...

ClassNK releases IMO DCS service
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ClassNK releases IMO DCS service

ClassNK has released ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS), a software service to help operators report, monitor, and verify their ships’ CO2 emissions in line with the International Maritime Organization’s Data Collection System (IMO DCS) regulations that will come into effect in 2019. The IMO DCS regulations require all globally operating ships over 5,000GT to collect...

European shippers support EC push for acceptance of electronic documents
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European shippers support EC push for acceptance of electronic documents

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has welcomed the proposal of the European Commission (EC) to oblige authorities to accept regulatory freight transport information in electronic format. ESC says that authorities should accept electronic documents for information transmission on cargo transport, not just at the point of entry and exit of the EU, but also on...