<span>Operations and Management</span>

GreenSteam joins KVH Watch Solution partner program
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GreenSteam joins KVH Watch Solution partner program

Vessel performance optimisation solutions developer GreenSteam has joined the KVH Watch Solution Partner program. GreenSteam will offer the KVH Watch service as part of its enhanced performance platform for improved data mobility. KVH Watch’s dedicated connectivity will support GreenSteam’s core services, facilitating the movement of data from vessels to shore-based analysts more frequently and reliably...

Blueflow launches emission monitor
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Blueflow launches emission monitor

Blueflow Energy Management has launched a new function, the Blueflow Emission Monitor, which delivers a complete tool for compliance monitoring and emission reporting. The tool supports local Emission Control Areas (ECAs) and Sulphur ECAs. A vessel’s momentary emissions are compared with the applicable ECA limits, and instant alarms are sent if the limits are exceeded. Onboard the...

Industry players join forces to accelerate development of solid oxide fuel cells
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Industry players join forces to accelerate development of solid oxide fuel cells

Alfa Laval, DTU Energy, Haldor Topsoe, Svitzer and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping are entering into a joint project to accelerate the development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology. Funded by a grant from Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the partners will pursue a high-efficiency solution with...

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...

Rainmaking to accelerate open innovation platform to tackle decarbonisation
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Rainmaking to accelerate open innovation platform to tackle decarbonisation

Rainmaking is seeking to accelerate its cross-industry, open innovation platform to tackle maritime decarbonisation and supply chain resilience in 2021. Rainmaking Transport’s open innovation platform first set up in Singapore in early 2020, seeks to foster accelerated collaboration between major industry players, such as Vale Shipping and various technology start-ups, to develop innovative solutions that...

Hempel announces plans to double business by 2025
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Hempel announces plans to double business by 2025

An ambitious new strategy by coatings supplier Hempel aims to double the company’s revenue and positive impact by 2025. While still securing paint and coatings supply globally in a challenging COVID-19 year and developing core business areas, a new strategy on how to focus the 105-year-old company has taken shape. Now defined as within the...

Softship launches Port Cost Calculator to improve cost visibility
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Softship launches Port Cost Calculator to improve cost visibility

Global shipping software solutions provider, Softship, has launched an innovative, web-based Port Cost Calculator for carriers to maintain up-to-the-minute, fully accurate records and full visibility of expenses at all stages of each individual port call.   Thomas Wolff, Softship’s managing director, explained: “Vessels will call at many ports across the world and each port call requires...

Wärtsilä introduces SmartMove Suite for semi-autonomous sailing
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Wärtsilä introduces SmartMove Suite for semi-autonomous sailing

Wärtsilä Voyage has introduced Wärtsilä SmartMove Suite to the shipping market, a solution for semi-autonomous sailing featuring the industry’s most advanced sensors and high-accuracy ship control systems. The suite aims to take the concept of automated dock-to-dock operations to the next level. Fully retrofittable, the SmartMove Suite can soup-up existing vessels with next-generation capabilities to...

Carisbrooke and SMT partner with Nautilus Labs to optimise fleet performance
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Carisbrooke and SMT partner with Nautilus Labs to optimise fleet performance

Nautilus Labs has announced a fleet performance optimisation partnership with Carisbrooke Shipping and SMT Shipping. Carisbrooke and Nautilus originally launched their partnership in October 2019 and have since expanded their partnership over half of their fleet. Carisbrooke’s joint venture partner, SMT Shipping, entered its own partnership with Nautilus Labs in November 2020 to leverage voyage...

UltraShip rolls out Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution
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UltraShip rolls out Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution

Denmark-based UltraShip has selected Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to optimise performance of its entire fleet of 18 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker vessels. The solution by Wärtsilä Voyage automatically optimises the route and speed of the vessel to save costs while increasing safety. The solution also provides the fullest and latest voyage data, keeping...

Sustainability as a new operational and commercial priority for shipping
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Sustainability as a new operational and commercial priority for shipping

2020 will be remembered as a year of momentous change in the shipping industry. Notwithstanding the economic shockwaves caused by COVID-19, the pandemic has showcased shipping’s ability to adapt at a remarkable pace, writes Noah Silberschmidt, CEO of Silverstream Technologies.  The speed of reconfiguration of our operations that we have seen across 2020 – and...