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ChartCo launches FleetManager software for real-time tracking and management
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ChartCo launches FleetManager software for real-time tracking and management

ChartCo has announced the release of a new FleetManager software to give shore-based managers access to live ship management and tracking data in one place. FleetManager is a web-based tool that displays environmental, piracy, and regulatory overlays to highlight potential sources of delay or hazards throughout the ship’s voyage. Any vessel can be inspected remotely...

DNV GL launches joint project to test EALs
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DNV GL launches joint project to test EALs

DNV GL has launched a new joint development project (JDP) to test the influence of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) on failures in stern tube bearings. DNV GL in cooperation with marine insurers The Swedish Club, Norwegian Hull Club, Gard and Skuld, will oversee detailed laboratory testing of EALs by Leonardo Testing Services at the University...

2018 will bring real applications of digitalisation to shipping
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2018 will bring real applications of digitalisation to shipping

The shipping industry can expect to see real applications of digitalisation in 2018, improving the flow of information and the ease of procedures, says Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General Technology, Security & Regulations at BIMCO. Pedersen believes that in 2018 there will be an increasing number of on-board digital applications made to ships as...

Dutch company, Port-Liner, to launch zero emissions barges
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Dutch company, Port-Liner, to launch zero emissions barges

The Loadstar has reported that Dutch company Port-Liner is to build two fully electric barges to operate in the Netherlands. The battery powered barges will be capable of carrying 280 containers, and according to the Loadstar, the first 6 barges are expected to remove 23,000 trucks from Netherlands roads per annum, replacing them with zero...

3D printing project for maritime parts awaiting delivery
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3D printing project for maritime parts awaiting delivery

Netherlands-based marine engineering consultancy Royal Roos has entered into a cooperation agreement with 3D printer manufacturer CEAD to develop and build an industrial size CFAM 3D printer that will be capable of printing large parts for the maritime sector. The machine has been under development since September 2017 is expected to be delivered in mid-2018....

Vessel performance optimisation: what do the experts say?
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Vessel performance optimisation: what do the experts say?

In the era of digitalisation, pursuing total vessel optimisation is the challenge. This is the thought NYK Line’s Dr. Ando Hideyuki, Senior General Manager, Monohakobi Technology Institute, shared with participants at Digital Ship’s first Vessel Performance Optimisation event, held in Copenhagen last year. This was the first event in a series of forums planned to help shipowners and...

Baltic Exchange forms Baltic LNG Panellists Group
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Baltic Exchange forms Baltic LNG Panellists Group

The Baltic Exchange has formed the Baltic LNG Panellists Group to help the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market evolve in the shipping industry. Affinity, Braemar ACM, Clarksons and SSY are the LNG Panellists Group’s first members and are currently assessing a range of LNG routes before reporting moves to a trial phase. The Baltic Exchange...

ABS updates fleet management software package
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ABS updates fleet management software package

ABS reports that it has issued a new release of its Nautical Systems (NS) Enterprise fleet management software, now including a new business intelligence module called NS Insight and a Cloud-based NS Voyage Manager. The updated software also offers access via mobile applications for iOS and Android devices, as well as an expanded NS Autologger...

Research project to support ship design process
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Research project to support ship design process

A new research project by the Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) will look at ways to improve knowledge of ship design and reduce costs associated with US shipbuilding and ship repair. A key part of the project, which is titled Knowledge Provisioning to Improve First Time Quality of Ship Design, will be...

RIMS drones receive LR class approval
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RIMS drones receive LR class approval

Robotics in Maintenance Strategies (RIMS), a drones and robotics specialist, has received its fourth Classification Certificate as Recognised External Specialists from Lloyd’s Register for the use of drones during surveys of enclosed spaces. The drones, or Remote Inspection Techniques, were tested on a large deep-water construction vessel. Remote inspection using drones can save shipowners and...

Canada introduces new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations
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Canada introduces new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations

Transport Canada has introduced new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations to include safety and pollution prevention measures that are related to vessel design and equipment, vessel operations, and crew training. The new regulations incorporate the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the Polar Code) into Canada’s domestic legislation and are designed...

Next-gen Teekay shuttle tankers to add optimisation technologies
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Next-gen Teekay shuttle tankers to add optimisation technologies

A new series of four ‘smart’ shuttle tanker concept vessels being developed by Teekay are set to be fitted with Vessel Performance Management software from Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram, alongside a range of other energy and emissions management systems and machinery, as part of a €110 million deal for Wärtsilä. The four ‘next generation’ vessels will...