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IoT for performance management: thoughts from shipping’s service providers
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IoT for performance management: thoughts from shipping’s service providers

The evolving Internet of Things (IoT) is providing new ways for shipping companies to monitor, measure and transfer information to better manage their fleets’ performance. Intelligent sensors and increasing bandwidth have made it possible to collect large quantities of data and transfer it from ship to shore. The emphasis is less on how to collect...

Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage
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Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage

Denmark’s electric ferry ELLEN has completed her maiden voyage between Søby and Fynshav south of Funen in Denmark, a 22 nautical mile route. The ELLEN, which is an EU Horizon 2020 project also known as “E-Ferry”, is the first ferry in the world to hold a battery package with enough energy for both its ordinary...

Baltic Exchange and GeoSpock deliver data insights on shipping emissions
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Baltic Exchange and GeoSpock deliver data insights on shipping emissions

The Baltic Exchange and GeoSpock have entered an agreement to build the world’s most advanced maritime spatial database, focussing on emissions from shipping. The initiative aims to help members and the wider maritime market access data insights and visualisations. In addition to data specific to shipping emissions such as fuel usage, voyage route and journey...

HFO and scrubbers could help meet GHG targets
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HFO and scrubbers could help meet GHG targets

  A study published by Norway’s SINTEF has found that exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers, used alongside heavy fuel oil (HFO) can help to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Chief scientist Dr Elizabeth Lindstad concluded that from well-to-wake the continued use of HSFO or HFO (heavy fuel oil) with an...

Neste introduces 0.5 per cent fuel for 2020
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Neste introduces 0.5 per cent fuel for 2020

Renewable fuels provider Neste has announced that it will offer 0.5 per cent sulphur fuel from Q4 of 2019. The fuel will be compliant with the IMO’s global sulphur cap, entering into force on January 1, 2020 and meets the RMG 0.5 specification and ISO 8217:2017 standard requirements. The fuel is manufactured in Neste’s refinery...

Scandlines invests in wind propulsion technology
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Scandlines invests in wind propulsion technology

Ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy to install the company’s Rotor Sail Solution onboard the hybrid passenger ferry, M/V Copenhagen. Operating between Rostock in Germany and Gedser in Denmark, the M/V Copenhagen operates using diesel and battery power. The vessel will reduce its fuel consumption and emissions by a further four...

Saipem implements DNV GL’s ShipManager Hull
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Saipem implements DNV GL’s ShipManager Hull

Energy and infrastructure solution provider Saipem has announced plans to implement DNV GL’s hull planned maintenance system, ShipManager Hull, across five ships, based on 3D digital twins of crane and pipelaying vessels. ShipManager Hull will be installed first on the Saipem 7000, one of the world’s largest crane vessels with a lifting capability of 14,000...

Shell Ventures invests in Corvus ESS
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Shell Ventures invests in Corvus ESS

Energy storage system (ESS) developer and supplier Corvus Energy has finalised an investment deal with Shell Ventures to help the company further develop and expand its lithium-ion based ESS’. The investment is also step towards Shell’s ambition to decrease the carbon footprint of the energy products it sells by around 20 per cent by 2035...

Belgian shipowner confirms construction of hydrogen-powered vessel
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Belgian shipowner confirms construction of hydrogen-powered vessel

Antwerp headquartered shipowner Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) and Japanese construction firm Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft (TFC) have agreed to build a hydrogen powered ferry to assist shipping’s decarbonisation efforts and support Japan’s vision to become a leading hydrogen society by 2050. TFC will contribute its shipbuilding expertise while CMB’s knowledge of marine hydrogen systems will...

Creating value from ship data
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Creating value from ship data

Choosing performance monitoring tools that enable valuable data to be created at each stage of a vessel’s performance evaluation process is challenging, but fundamental to improving fleet performance, says Dr Serena Lim, chief scientific officer, Ascenz Solutions There are numerous digital technologies and monitoring tools that are capable of generating vast quantities of data to help...

Dutch shipowner takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution
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Dutch shipowner takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution

Netherlands-based shipowner Acta Marine has appointed Wärtsilä to provide hybrid propulsion capability for a new offshore wind construction support vessel. The ‘Acta Centaurus’, a DP2 walk-to-work construction support vessel will feature a hybrid drive, batteries, and an energy management system to improve fuel efficiency at a more optimised load. According to Wärtsilä, CO2 reduction of...

Wallenius Wilhelmsen commits 42 Ro-Ros to Jotun’s hull performance system
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen commits 42 Ro-Ros to Jotun’s hull performance system

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement with Jotun that will see 42 of its ro-ro vessels equipped with Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) antifouling coating system. HPS combines premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with technical and digital solutions to accurately measure hull performance. The antifouling works to increase vessel efficiency, cut fuel costs and reduce CO2...