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Voyager Worldwide adds vessel tracking and alerts to Fleet Insight service
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Voyager Worldwide adds vessel tracking and alerts to Fleet Insight service

Maritime navigation specialist Voyager Worldwide has upgraded its Voyager Fleet Insight web software to make it easier to monitor voyage status. The new version of Voyager Fleet Insight version features a host of enhancements to simplify and streamline core ship management tasks, including improved voyage tracking features and new alerts, the ability to manage office...

Eastern Pacific Shipping to fit carbon capture solution to pair of tankers
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Eastern Pacific Shipping to fit carbon capture solution to pair of tankers

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has signed a definitive agreement with Rotterdam-based Value Maritime (VM) to install carbon capture and filtering systems on tankers Pacific Cobalt and Pacific Gold, with an option to equip three more vessels. The installation of the first system is scheduled to be completed within 2022 with engineering and planning underway. The...

Armach Robotics launches Hull Service Robot
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Armach Robotics launches Hull Service Robot

Armach Robotics, a spin-off company from Marine software firm Greensea Systems has unveiled its first post-prototype Hull Service Robot (HSR). The HSR is a subscription-based proactive and robotic hull cleaning system using autonomy, intelligence and data fusion. The robot weighs less than 66lbs (30kgs) and is around 34 inches (86cm) long, making it easily portable...

Neste introduces co-processed marine fuel to cut emissions
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Neste introduces co-processed marine fuel to cut emissions

Neste and Nordic Marine Oil are piloting a new Neste Marine 0.1 co-processed marine fuel in Scandinavia to help the maritime sector reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The ISCC PLUS certified* marine fuel enables up to 80 per cent** GHG emission reduction over the lifecycle compared to fossil fuels without compromising the product quality...

Pacific Basin, Nihon, and Mitsui team up to develop zero-emission vessels
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Pacific Basin, Nihon, and Mitsui team up to develop zero-emission vessels

Dry bulk shipping company Pacific Basin Shipping has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nihon Shipyard and Mitsui & Co to cooperate in the investigation and development of zero-emission vessels (ZEV) and investment in related bunkering infrastructure. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) aims to reduce the carbon intensity of global shipping by at least...

EyeGauge wins Yara Marine’s decarbonisation accelerator programme
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EyeGauge wins Yara Marine’s decarbonisation accelerator programme

Yara Marine has announced software design and development specialist EyeGauge as the winner of its Yara Marine X accelerator programme.  EyeGauge’s solution can digitally connect older equipment to enable affordable, rapid data-gathering that would otherwise be unavailable. This allows shipowners to streamline operations and gain efficiencies that will lead to lower emissions. EyeGauge will receive...

Start-up zero44 to help shipping companies manage CO2 emissions
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Start-up zero44 to help shipping companies manage CO2 emissions

Flagship Founders has launched its third start-up, zero44, which aims to help shipping companies, ship managers and charterers monitor and control their fleets’ CO2 emissions. From January 1, 2023, shipping companies will have to monitor and report their carbon emissions as part of the IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) rating scheme, and by 2050, the...

Vessel CO2 measurement system awarded KR type approval
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Vessel CO2 measurement system awarded KR type approval

The Korean Register (KR) has awarded Singapore-based Marine Technology Solutions a type approval certificate for its direct and continuous CO2 emission measurement system, Carbon Lens. The type approval certificate, which was awarded based on the IMO’s NOx Technical Code and Guidelines from KR, is the first of its kind to be awarded to a manufacturer....

BlueStor unveils floating organic flow battery design
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BlueStor unveils floating organic flow battery design

BlueStor, a project created by MSE International and funded by BEIS under its longer duration energy storage (LODES) competition, has produced detailed plans for developing the UK’s first floating organic flow battery for decarbonised port energy storage and shore power for two cruise ships. The current phase of the BlueStor project has been a feasibility...

Joining forces to tackle biofouling
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Joining forces to tackle biofouling

A new international effort initiated by environmental NGO Bellona and supported by Jotun and other companies in the maritime industry, aims to develop an industry standard for proactive hull cleaning to tackle the global biofouling issue. The build-up of marine life on ships’ hulls, known as biofouling, is an age-old problem for ship operators and...