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Pragmatism should drive the adoption of digital agendas
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Pragmatism should drive the adoption of digital agendas

By focusing on a select group of commercially impactful digital solutions, enriched by customer input, near-term benefits are achievable; Dennis Mol, vice president, Digital and New Business Transformation, MacGregor, explains how. When seafarers were being lost as sea because of leaking wooden hatch covers, MacGregor solved the problem by inventing and manufacturing the industry’s first...

Canadian CG opts for SeaThigor seal for icebreaker retrofits
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Canadian CG opts for SeaThigor seal for icebreaker retrofits

Thordon Bearings will provide the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) with six SeaThigor shaft seals for retrofit to three purpose-built icebreakers. CCG will retrofit its 5,910 GRT CCGS Pierre Radisson and sisterships CCGS Amundsen and CCGS Des Groseilliers, with two SeaThigor forward seals during scheduled dry-dockings over the next year. SeaThigor is a seawater lubricated mechanical face...

Wallem CEO sets out strategy for change
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Wallem CEO sets out strategy for change

Wallem has updated its corporate identity to mark the beginning of a profound shift in its service offering that will harness the latest technology to improve asset management transparency and efficiency in a program intended to transform the relationship between owners and their ships. The new corporate identity and logo reflects Wallem’s ambition to establish...

MoU to study feasibility of green hydrogen for BP refinery
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MoU to study feasibility of green hydrogen for BP refinery

BP, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), and the Port of Rotterdam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the feasibility of making green hydrogen via water electrolysis for BP’s refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The refinery currently uses hydrogen made from hydrocarbons, to desulphurise products. Replacing this entirely with green hydrogen produced from...

EBL improves energy performance of North Sea Giant
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EBL improves energy performance of North Sea Giant

  The world’s first Electronic Bus Link (EBL) from Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has been successfully commissioned on the North Sea Giant, providing complete redundancy, enhanced efficiency and significant fuel savings. The technology connects the 18,151 GWT subsea construction vessel’s DC-Hubs, enabling the vessel to conduct demanding operations using just one engine, instead...

FUELTRAX confirms compatibility with Opsealog
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FUELTRAX confirms compatibility with Opsealog

Electronic fuel monitoring systems (EFMS) supplier FUELTRAX has announced formal compatibility with data integration service provider, Opsealog. FUELTRAX is a smart, self-contained, marine fuel management solution, which protects assets and ensures security of fuel, compliance, and optimised vessel performance. Opsealog works in partnership with customers to integrate with FUELTRAX data and to generate additional analysis...

ABS to focus on 2030 and 2050 challenges at Nor-Shipping 2019
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ABS to focus on 2030 and 2050 challenges at Nor-Shipping 2019

At Nor-Shipping, classification organisation ABS will focus on its efforts towards meeting the challenges of 2030 and 2050, together with shipping industry partners. Earlier this year ABS opened its Global Sustainability Centre in Singapore to bring together multiple projects around the decarbonisation of shipping. These include studying the viability of alternative fuels and new energy...

Keppel and DNV GL partner to boost uptake of LNG
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Keppel and DNV GL partner to boost uptake of LNG

DNV GL and Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), have signed a framework agreement to boost the uptake of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as marine fuel. The agreement covers potential newbuilding projects including LNG bunker vessels, small-scale LNG carriers and floating storage regasification units (FSRUs), as...

Denmark deploys drones to monitor ships’ sulphur emissions
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Denmark deploys drones to monitor ships’ sulphur emissions

The Danish Maritime Authority is deploying Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to monitor ship emissions around the Great Belt where tankers transit on their way to and from the Baltic Sea. The RPAS will specifically measure the ships’ sulphur emissions to check compliance with EU rules governing the sulphur content of marine fuel. The RPAS...

Thorco increases visibility of charter party compliance with Navis Bluetracker
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Thorco increases visibility of charter party compliance with Navis Bluetracker

Copenhagen-based Thorco Projects has selected Navis’ Bluetracker solution to monitor and analyse the fuel consumption and vessel performance of its own and chartered vessels. The Charter Monitor module of Bluetracker monitors the operational speed versus fuel oil consumption as agreed upon with the charter party, providing greater visibility of charter-party compliance. The system gives automatic...

Maersk rolls out Eniram’s Energy Advisory System
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Maersk rolls out Eniram’s Energy Advisory System

Maersk Supply Service has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System that uses high-quality data and real-time feedback to optimise operations and save fuel. Proof of concept will be carried out on two of Maersk Supply Service’s vessels: one M-class Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) and one...

Windstar optimises load with NAPA solution
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Windstar optimises load with NAPA solution

Windstar Cruises has chosen NAPA’s Loading Computer for installation across its entire fleet to manage stability and optimise fleet safety. Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride, as well as the unique sailing cruise ships such as the 4-masted Wind Spirit and Wind Star, and the 5-masted flagship Wind Surf will all be retrofitted with...