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ABS joins the International Windship Association
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ABS joins the International Windship Association

ABS has announced today that it has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that promotes and helps facilitate the uptake of direct wind propulsion solutions for commercial shipping. ABS has become increasingly involved with wind propulsion over the last few years and released their guidelines for Wind Assisted Propulsion System Installation in...

Phoenician Energy’s aluminium air battery chosen to join Yara’s accelerator program
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Phoenician Energy’s aluminium air battery chosen to join Yara’s accelerator program

Yara Marine Technologies started the Yara Marine X program earlier this year to accelerate start-ups that are pioneering green marine technologies. Following months of search, Phoenician Energy’s aluminium-air batteries have been chosen as the winner. “Phoenician Energy’s use of aluminium-air battery technology for the maritime industry, triggered our scientists’ curiosity. Their container battery is especially...

WPI receives more than $200K to examine the conversion of plastics into ship fuel
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WPI receives more than $200K to examine the conversion of plastics into ship fuel

A research project led by chemical engineers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) that will examine how to convert marine plastics into ship fuel has received a two-year US $259,299 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2026 Idea Machine competition. The project, “Probabilistic Analysis of Converting Marine-Borne Plastics into Usable Fuels,” will explore converting marine...

HullWiper to launch mobile hull cleaning in Namibia
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HullWiper to launch mobile hull cleaning in Namibia

HullWiper is teaming up with KWINT Offshore Services Namibia to bring green, safe and port-approved hull cleaning solutions to vessels calling at Walvis Bay. Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has issued an Environmental Clearance Certificate to KWINT to operate the hull cleaning solution, making HullWiper’s eco-friendly Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) the only hull...

Wärtsilä introduces SmartMove Suite for semi-autonomous sailing
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Wärtsilä introduces SmartMove Suite for semi-autonomous sailing

Wärtsilä Voyage has introduced Wärtsilä SmartMove Suite to the shipping market, a solution for semi-autonomous sailing featuring the industry’s most advanced sensors and high-accuracy ship control systems. The suite aims to take the concept of automated dock-to-dock operations to the next level. Fully retrofittable, the SmartMove Suite can soup-up existing vessels with next-generation capabilities to...

Blue World Technologies acquires manufacturer of fuel cell components
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Blue World Technologies acquires manufacturer of fuel cell components

Danish Power Systems has been acquired by Blue World Technologies to accelerate product development and optimise Blue World Technologies’ development of methanol fuel cell components and systems.  The transaction follows the acquisition Blue World Technologies made in August 2019, where the company initially bought 15 per cent of the shares in Danish Power Systems. The...

Carisbrooke and SMT partner with Nautilus Labs to optimise fleet performance
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Carisbrooke and SMT partner with Nautilus Labs to optimise fleet performance

Nautilus Labs has announced a fleet performance optimisation partnership with Carisbrooke Shipping and SMT Shipping. Carisbrooke and Nautilus originally launched their partnership in October 2019 and have since expanded their partnership over half of their fleet. Carisbrooke’s joint venture partner, SMT Shipping, entered its own partnership with Nautilus Labs in November 2020 to leverage voyage...

UltraShip rolls out Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution
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UltraShip rolls out Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution

Denmark-based UltraShip has selected Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to optimise performance of its entire fleet of 18 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker vessels. The solution by Wärtsilä Voyage automatically optimises the route and speed of the vessel to save costs while increasing safety. The solution also provides the fullest and latest voyage data, keeping...

Sustainability as a new operational and commercial priority for shipping
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Sustainability as a new operational and commercial priority for shipping

2020 will be remembered as a year of momentous change in the shipping industry. Notwithstanding the economic shockwaves caused by COVID-19, the pandemic has showcased shipping’s ability to adapt at a remarkable pace, writes Noah Silberschmidt, CEO of Silverstream Technologies.  The speed of reconfiguration of our operations that we have seen across 2020 – and...

Scorpio Bulkers changes name to reflect transition to renewable energy
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Scorpio Bulkers changes name to reflect transition to renewable energy

Scorpio Bulkers has announced plans to change its name to Eneti Inc. The name change highlights Scorpio Bulkers’ transition from dry bulk commodity transportation towards marine-based renewable energy including investing in the next generation of wind turbine installation vessels. The company intends to sell or have commitments to sell its remaining wholly-owned or finance leased dry...

Strathclyde researchers develop new system for measuring ships’ underwater noise
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Strathclyde researchers develop new system for measuring ships’ underwater noise

Researchers from the University of Strathclyde have developed a novel way of measuring underwater noise created by ships which poses a danger to marine life. Human-generated underwater radiated noise (URN) from the military, the oil and gas industry and shipping traffic can interfere with the ability of marine animals to hear, navigate, communicate and catch...

Tailwinds of 2020
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Tailwinds of 2020

Shipping has faced some historically significant challenges last year. It opened with IMO 2020, the greatest change in fuel regulation in this century, and ended with the maritime community trying to come to grips with crew changes in such a time of crisis. How has the maritime technology sector fared? Here is a take on...