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Simwave and Kongsberg maritime simulation centre opens in Rotterdam
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Simwave and Kongsberg maritime simulation centre opens in Rotterdam

A new advanced maritime simulation suite has opened in Barendrecht, Rotterdam, following completion of a Site Acceptance Test (SAT). The Simwave Maritime Centre of Excellence facility, developed by Simwave B.V. and Kongsberg Digital,  will provide maritime companies and shipowners the opportunity to train in various aspects of vessel operation within the integrated simulator park. The...

STM’s e-navigation services praised by industry players
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STM’s e-navigation services praised by industry players

Sea Traffic Management’s (STM) services for improving connectivity, facilitating information exchange, and driving maritime efficiency have been recognised by industry players during the International e-navigation Underway conference, held on the DFDS cruise ferry, Pearl Seaways. During the conference, delegates visited the bridge and were able to see STM’s services and solutions in action, amongst other software...

WinGD introduces engine performance analysis system
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WinGD introduces engine performance analysis system

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has launched a new system that predicts engine component malfunctions and gives live troubleshooting and diagnostic advice to crew. The WinGD Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) is a comprehensive integrated system that collects and analyses ship and machinery data without needing to install additional sensors. WiDE uses a Data Collection Monitoring...

Port of Rotterdam announces clean shipping incentive scheme
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Port of Rotterdam announces clean shipping incentive scheme

The Port of Rotterdam has announced a new financial support scheme for inland shipping bodies under its incentive scheme for ‘Clean inland shipping and sustainable logistics in Rotterdam’. Inland shipping bodies have until February 28, 2018, to submit a proposal for projects that result in reductions in fuel consumption, greenhouse gases, and air emissions. Applications...

EALS under investigation after performance issues come to light
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EALS under investigation after performance issues come to light

The use of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) is on the rise as many shippowners and operators consider them as a way to meet environmental regulations and reduce risk. However, new research indicates that they may be having adverse effects on bearing and seal performance, damaging critical components and compromising oil-tight integrity. A new industry initiative...

Hempel launches new hull performance system
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Hempel launches new hull performance system

Coatings specialist, Hempel, has today launched its new Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency (SHAPE) platform, combining elements of hull and propeller efficiency optimisation to give expert advice and solutions to shipowners and operators. SHAPE is a system that is designed to increase fuel savings and operational efficiency by analysing the performance of hull and...

Baltic route data sharing system initiated
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Baltic route data sharing system initiated

Vissim and the Finnish Transport Agency, backed by the EU-funded EfficienSea2 project, have partnered on a digital route sharing mechanism to allow different VTS systems in the Baltic to efficiently share information. Surveillance system manufacturer Vissim has been able to successfully integrate route data provided to the Finnish Transport Agency’s navigation service, ENSI (Enhanced Navigation...

Port of Venice to get LNG bunkering terminal
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Port of Venice to get LNG bunkering terminal

The Port of Venice is undergoing research to determine the feasibility of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering barge at the Italian port. Thanks to European financing, the Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic, in collaboration with the Tugs Riuniti Panfido is studying, the design and realisation of an LNG transport barge for distribution...

KR upgrades e-fleet management program
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KR upgrades e-fleet management program

The Korean Register (KR) has launched the second edition of its fleet management program, KR e-fleet v2. KR first launched the fleet management program in 2011 to provide shipowners and operators with real-time information on vessel performance, enabling them to make the necessary preparations for a ship survey and international convention audits. KR, which is...

CSSC Marine Service launches service agreement for WinGD engines
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CSSC Marine Service launches service agreement for WinGD engines

CSSC Marine Service (CMS) has launched a global service product lifecycle support and aftersales service with an emphasis on an agreement signed with Winterthur Gas and Diesel (WinGD) engines. The agreement will see CMS provide worldwide services to all WinGD low speed diesel engines, including field services, technical services, repair centres and solutions supply. A...

Industry calls for carriage ban on non-compliant fuels
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Industry calls for carriage ban on non-compliant fuels

Players in the global shipping industry and leading environmental organisations have made a joint call to prohibit the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels once the 0.5% Global Sulphur Cap takes effect on January 1, 2020. In a joint statement made to the International Maritime Organization, environmental and shipping organisations have proposed a carriage ban on...

Gas Natural Fenosa and Baleària sign LNG bunkering contract
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Gas Natural Fenosa and Baleària sign LNG bunkering contract

Gas Natural Fenosa and Baleària have signed an exclusive 10-year liquefied natural gas bunkering contract, which will see the gas company provide ports operated by Baleària with LNG. The contract will initially apply to all ports of Barcelona, Valencia, and Algeciras, and will eventually extend to all peninsular ports operated by Baleària. The contract will...