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“NextGEN” shipping decarbonisation concept mooted for green and efficient navigation
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“NextGEN” shipping decarbonisation concept mooted for green and efficient navigation

A new concept for a collaborative global ecosystem of maritime transport decarbonisation initiatives has been introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Singapore, during a global webinar on decarbonisation held 17 September. The NextGEN initiative aims to facilitate information sharing on decarbonisation initiatives across many stakeholders (including IMO Member States, NGOs, industry and academia);...

Hopper Dredger sails 2,000 hours on 100 per cent marine biofuel
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Hopper Dredger sails 2,000 hours on 100 per cent marine biofuel

Jan De Nul Group has announced that its trailing suction hopper dredger, ‘Alexander von Humboldt’, has completed 2,000 hours of operation on 100 per cent renewable, second-generation Biofuel Oil (BFO). The vessel is powered by 2 × MAN 12V32/40 and 1 × MAN 7L32/40 main engines. Jan De Nul Group reports that this major milestone...

ABS and HHI complete design simulation JiP
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ABS and HHI complete design simulation JiP

ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have completed a Joint Development Project (JDP) to build multi-physics simulations capable of analysing the carbon-footprint of vessels in the design stage. The simulations allow in-depth evaluation of the impact of a range of energy saving options, offering a detailed preview of a vessel’s performance before key investment decisions...

Voyager PLANNING STATION gets major update
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Voyager PLANNING STATION gets major update

Voyager Worldwide has announced a major upgrade to its Voyager PLANNING STATION navigation software. The new version features enhanced automation of route and passage planning, information sharing between ship and shore and new interactive guided workflow processes to reduce operational risk and streamline navigation processes. Voyager PLANNING STATION now automatically delivers digital and paper Notices...

Hempel launches ROV powered underwater hull inspections
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Hempel launches ROV powered underwater hull inspections

Coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an underwater Hull Inspection service using Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), to provide complete hull coating inspections while a vessel is at port or anchorage. Under Hempel’s Hull Inspection Service, inspections are conducted by an expert coatings advisor operating an ROV which is navigated around the vessel’s hull using remote-controlled thrusters....

Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel
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Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel

A recent report by independent research and consultancy organisation CE Delft on the climate impact of marine scrubbers has found that the environmental impact of the technology could be less than that of low-sulphur marine fuel. The study compares the results to the use of low-sulphur marine fuels and is made from a well-to-wake perspective...

Shipping report: “COVID corner-cutting will lead to an environmental catastrophe”
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Shipping report: “COVID corner-cutting will lead to an environmental catastrophe”

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that if temporary short cuts adopted in the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic continue or become permanent, then there will be a rise in shipping accidents and environmental disasters. The predictions are contained within a new report released by the ITF’s Maritime Safety Committee:...

Waste collecting floating jetty launched in Norway
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Waste collecting floating jetty launched in Norway

PG Flow Solutions and Norwegian greentech start-up Clean Sea Solutions have launched a floating dock in Drammen, Norway, which automatically rinses marinas and harbours for ocean plastic, diesel film and other floating pollutants. The Clean Sea PG Aqua Pod is a flexible, modular floating dock with an ocean waste collection functionality integrated between the dock’s...

Starting small with Big Data
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Starting small with Big Data

‘Big Data’ sits high up in the premier league of buzzwords that can confuse discussions in today’s shipping industry, but it remains true that the amount of data harvested from ships continues to rise rapidly, writes Keng Teen Phang, regional director, APAC. Of the 380,000 or so messages from 5,600 vessels that pass through GTMaritime’s...

Grovfjord Mek. Verksted wins contract to build robot ships for Ocean Infinity
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Grovfjord Mek. Verksted wins contract to build robot ships for Ocean Infinity

Norwegian manufacturer Grovfjord Mek. Verksted (GMV) will build an Armada of large, cutting-edge robot ships for Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company. The fleet of ultra low emission marine robots will be deployed from shorelines across the globe. Ocean Infinity appointed GMV to build its initial fleet of up to 13 vessels capable of wholly robotic...

TECO to boost shipping’s decarbonisation with marine hydrogen fuel cell
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TECO to boost shipping’s decarbonisation with marine hydrogen fuel cell

Marine engineering and equipment development company TECO 2030 and engineering firm AVL List have announced plans to develop a hydrogen fuel cell system specifically designed for heavy-duty marine applications. The companies have been working to develop the TECO Marine Fuel Cell, with the aim to market the first proton-exchange membrane fuel cell system specifically designed...

ClassNK verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion
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ClassNK verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion

Classification Society ClassNK has conducted the third-party verification with a reasonable level of assurance for a greenhouse gas (GHG) assertion of IINO KAIUN KAISHA and group companies, and issued a verification statement. As actions against climate change has increased the importance as criteria for corporate evaluation, not a few companies are encouraged to disclose their...