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AI to assist harbour operations
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AI to assist harbour operations

PortX and Helm Operations are teaming up to combine PortX’s AI-based port dispatching system, OptiPort, with Helm CONNECT software for harbour dispatching and operations. OptiPort, which improves the scheduling of harbour towage operations by using artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise vessel dispatch based on crew working hours, currents, tides, vessel characteristics, fuel consumption and availability,...

OOCL chooses Navis StowMan to optimise stowage planning
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OOCL chooses Navis StowMan to optimise stowage planning

Hong Kong based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has chosen the Navis stowage planning software StowMan for stowing vessels in its container ship fleet. OOCL operates more than 100 container vessels between 21,400 and 2,900 TEU that are planned by stowage planners who are based in strategic planning regions. Using StowMan, vessel planners will be...

UMAS shows what it would take for shipping to decarbonise by 2050
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UMAS shows what it would take for shipping to decarbonise by 2050

Several infographics released by the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) indicate what shipping would have to do to decarbonise to the 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target set by the IMO. To achieve the ambitious goal, which would see at least a 50 per cent reduction in GHG emissions from shipping by 2050 compared...

MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone
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MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its two-stroke, dual-fuel portfolio has logged over 500,000 operational hours, marking over 250 sales that the company has won within its entire portfolio of dual-fuel engines all running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or other, cleaner fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and methanol. MAN Energy Solutions’ ME-GI...

VARD selects Hydroniq seawater cooling system for newbuild
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VARD selects Hydroniq seawater cooling system for newbuild

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has contracted Hydroniq Coolers to deliver a hull-integrated seawater cooling system for a cable laying vessel that VARD is designing and building for Prysmian Group. Under the contracts, Ålesund-based Hydroniq Coolers – formerly named Sperre Coolers – will deliver its Hydroniq Rack seawater cooling solution that will be integrated in the hull...

We4Sea updates fuel monitoring software ahead of IMO 2020
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We4Sea updates fuel monitoring software ahead of IMO 2020

Dutch maritime technology company We4Sea has released a software update to its online software platform that uses digital twins to monitor and reduce fuel consumption without onboard equipment. The update is a next step in the company’s mission to provide shipowners and ship charterers with improved analysis tools and replace outdated noon-reports as the main...

Wallem CEO highlights the unseen work of seafarers
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Wallem CEO highlights the unseen work of seafarers

Today, June 25, 2019, is the annual Day of the Seafarer. The 2019 campaign is titled ‘I am onboard with gender equality’ and aims to highlight solidarity for gender equality in seafaring. Frank Coles, CEO of ship manager Wallem has released the following statement to highlight the Day of the Seafarer. If global trade is...

Getting onboard with gender equality
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Getting onboard with gender equality

The annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) is celebrated today, June 25, 2019. This year’s campaign, ‘I am onboard with gender equality’ draws attention to equality and solidarity in gender equality in the maritime and shipping industries. The IMO has focused its efforts on the importance and value of women within the professional ranks throughout...

Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku
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Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku

Cavotec has won another order for its automated mooring technology, MoorMaster, for a ferry berth at the Port of Turku in Finland. The system will be delivered in 2020. MoorMaster improves safety, reduces environmental impact, and increases operational efficiency by removing conventional mooring lines from the mooring process. This significantly reduces mooring times, vessel motion,...

Peak shaving improves energy efficiency up to 20 per cent
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Peak shaving improves energy efficiency up to 20 per cent

Combining diesel-electric propulsion with an energy storage system and using peak shaving to improve energy efficiency and deliver fuel savings of up to 20 per cent is possible, says French company Barillec Marine. Diesel-electric propulsion can be used by ships that require several operating points (speed variations) or that need acoustic discretion in the water...

Oil lubricated shaft seals contributing to ocean pollution
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Oil lubricated shaft seals contributing to ocean pollution

Oil lubricated shaft seals counterproductive to environmental legislation, says Thordon Bearings Thordon Bearings has found more than 100 references to “propeller shaft seal failure and oil leakage into the sea”, resulting in ocean pollution that is overlooked and needs to be addressed quickly. “Regular reports in the maritime technical press and indeed from hull repair...

WhisperPower introduces 24V battery chargers
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WhisperPower introduces 24V battery chargers

  WhisperPower has introduced the Supreme Pro battery charger series to meet increasing demands from the shipping industry for DC voltage stability, interference suppression and system integration with navigation and communication systems. Commercial vessels, recreational vessels and off-shore platforms carry a lot of electrical and electronic devices that require a safe and non-stop power provision....