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WinGD and HHI collaborate to increase ship intelligence
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WinGD and HHI collaborate to increase ship intelligence

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group have signed an agreement to provide greater insight into ship and engine data using digital technologies. Through WinGD and HHI’s combined expertise, shipowners, operators, and managers will get better access to customer support services and advice on how to operate their ships more efficiently,...

Cooperation concept to push innovative thinking in maritime trade
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Cooperation concept to push innovative thinking in maritime trade

Cargotech company, MacGregor, and international maritime business platform, SeaFocus, have announced a cooperation concept that will see them create new cooperation models to drive more efficient maritime trade and industry innovation. Intelligence Hunt is a concept developed by Seafocus that brings companies and cross-faculty international university students together. The idea is to “create new ways...

TORM’s take: how to achieve maximum efficiency with little investment
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TORM’s take: how to achieve maximum efficiency with little investment

Achieving a lot without much investment sounds like a challenge, but according to TORM’s Head of Technical Division, Jesper S. Jensen, it’s not. Jensen believes that today the shipping industry should be doing just this. Investing little but achieving the maximum in terms of operational efficiency. Jensen is of the strong opinion that if ship...

Wattentaxi equipped with COBRA battery pack
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Wattentaxi equipped with COBRA battery pack

A new Wattentaxi operated by Watten Fährlinien is to receive Becker Marine Systems’ COBRA battery pack to reduce fuel consumption and improve the vessel’s environmental efficiency while operating on the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the North Sea. The 50-passenger catamaran, LIINSAND, has been designed with low emission operation in mind to...

STM and International Taskforce on Port Call Optimisation collaborate
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STM and International Taskforce on Port Call Optimisation collaborate

Sea Traffic Management (STM), a concept programme that provides services to the maritime industry for improving connectivity, facilitating information exchange, and driving maritime efficiency, is to work with the International Taskforce on Port Call Optimisation (ITPCO) to further benefit shipping companies. The Taskforce is a consortium of major shipping line and ports, which work together...

BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking tool
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BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking tool

BIMCO has relaunched its ship benchmarking system, Shipping KPI, following a two-year redesign process. The system assists shipowners and managers with making strategic decisions on managing their fleets based on competing ships in the same segment. Shipping KPI is based on the self-reporting of 300 companies and 6,000 ships. Users can compare 33 different key...

NYK develops tool to diagnose abnormal engine sounds
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NYK develops tool to diagnose abnormal engine sounds

NYK and Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) have jointly developed a diagnostic tool that analyses the operational sounds of a vessel’s engine plant to gain greater insight into machinery status and prevent machinery failure. Named as Kirari MUSE, the tool consists of equipment for recording and visualising sounds around the vessel’s engine plant, and software to...

Wärtsilä to optimise performance of TMS Cardiff LNG carriers
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Wärtsilä to optimise performance of TMS Cardiff LNG carriers

Finnish technology group, Wärtsilä, is assisting Athens-based ship operator, TMS Cardiff Gas, with performance monitoring and maintenance predictability of the company’s four tri-fuel diesel electric propulsion (TFDE) liquefied natural gas carriers. This follows a maintenance agreement that was signed in December. Each vessel features an Eniram (a Wärtsilä company) data collection platform to help TMS...

The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN
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The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN

A report by the United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL, and Sustaina has hailed Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring technology and Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution as two of the key game-changing technologies driving fuel efficient and sustainable shipping operations. Autonomous solutions, wind, and electrification are vital solutions in the shipping industry’s journey towards decarbonisation. Rapidly implementing...

Selektope chosen to target biofouling problem at South Korean yards
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Selektope chosen to target biofouling problem at South Korean yards

Antifouling ingredient Selektope, is facing increasing demand from South Korean shipyards as a result of severe biofouling problems on idle newbuilds due to rising global temperatures. Fouling on newbuild ships is a major issue as it affects the vessel’s performance and energy efficiency during sea trials. Many South Korean shipyards are experiencing exacerbated fouling rates...

First LNG-fuelled bulk carrier delivered with LR approval
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First LNG-fuelled bulk carrier delivered with LR approval

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and ILSHIN LOGISTICS have delivered the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled bulk carrier with International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code compliance, classified by Lloyd’s Register and the Korean Register. The 50,000 DWT bulk carrier is part of a collaboration project to develop the first in a new generation of environmentally-friendly LNG-fuelled...