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Pilot-assist product that uses autonomous tech gets ready for launch
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Pilot-assist product that uses autonomous tech gets ready for launch

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics and New Zealand-based HamiltonJet have signed an agreement to develop a new pilot-assist product that utilises computer vision and autonomous command and control technologies to move waterjet vessels. By combining the capabilities of Sea Machines’ autonomy platform with HamiltonJet propulsion systems and vessel controls, the partners will be able to offer...

MOL and Kyushu Electric Power sign LNG fuel supply agreement
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MOL and Kyushu Electric Power sign LNG fuel supply agreement

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Kyushu Electric Power have concluded a basic agreement for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to two LNG-fuelled ferries operated by MOL Group company Ferry Sunflower – the Sunflower Kurenai and the Sunflower Murasaki. LNG fuel supply is slated to begin around the end of 2022 upon the delivery of the ferries,...

Enviva and MOL explore emissions reduction technologies for biomass supply chain
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Enviva and MOL explore emissions reduction technologies for biomass supply chain

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has teamed up with Enviva, a global energy company specialising in sustainable wood bioenergy to develop and deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier. The goal of the agreement is to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the ocean transportation of sustainable wood pellets. In the initial stage, the partnership will...

ABB to deliver vessel services to Canadian Coast Guard
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ABB to deliver vessel services to Canadian Coast Guard

ABB has been awarded a National Individual Standing Offer (NISO) to provide full-scope services for equipment installed on board Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) vessels, reducing maintenance costs and increasing uptime.  The NISO covers the full range of remote diagnostics and global technical support, cyber security, condition monitoring, spare parts, operational reviews, preventive maintenance and drydocking...

FELZ Marine opts for Royston electronic fuel management systems
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FELZ Marine opts for Royston electronic fuel management systems

Marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston has completed work with Singapore-based FELZ Marine to provide new electronic fuel management systems for two newbuild vessels. The work involved the supply and commissioning of enginei systems, featuring onboard (human machine interface (HMI) and a specially configured remote platform, for the new 28m length fast crew and surfer...

FuelOpt: a smart way to derate engine power output and meet EEXI requirements
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FuelOpt: a smart way to derate engine power output and meet EEXI requirements

Swedish propulsion optimisation expert Lean Marine is helping shipowners to comply with the recently introduced IMO Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) with its FuelOpt technology. FuelOpt has been on the market for almost a decade and works by limiting the shaft power output of a vessel without compromising safety in emergency situations that require...

XShip: a software platform for ship performance and analytics
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XShip: a software platform for ship performance and analytics

XShip is a performance and analytics software platform.  It has helped almost 1500 vessels spread across different geographies and has aided some of the largest shipping companies in streamlining their operations, reducing cost and thus emissions. XShip helps clients monitor fleets of vessels by collecting and analysing data from systems already installed onboard vessels.  Thus, not...

exactEarth launches new AIS vessel identification and tracking service
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exactEarth launches new AIS vessel identification and tracking service

exactEarth has announced the launch of exactAIS Platinum Plus, the newest member of its exactAIS family of global real-time AIS vessel identification and tracking data services. The addition of Platinum Plus to the exactAIS family of data services augments the company’s real-time satellite AIS capability through the addition of thousands of coastal and vessel-based terrestrial...

Kongsberg to supply energy, propulsion, and monitoring package for training vessel
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Kongsberg to supply energy, propulsion, and monitoring package for training vessel

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has confirmed it will supply an extensive equipment and simulation package for the maritime training vessel Gann, helping both to reduce the vessel’s emissions and enhance the education offered on board. The contract, worth 41.2 MNOK, is part of an extensive refit and will include KONGSBERG’s SAVe Energy battery system and hybrid shaft...

NAPA, MOL and ClassNK to develop navigational risk monitoring system
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NAPA, MOL and ClassNK to develop navigational risk monitoring system

NAPA, ClassNK, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have announced that the software they have been collaborating on to intelligently monitor and mitigate grounding risks has been verified as successful in its proof-of-concept stage. Following the proof-of-concept stage, MOL, NAPA and ClassNK have agreed to the joint further development for a comprehensive navigational risk monitoring system....

Dyena adds real-time information to vessel monitoring solution
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Dyena adds real-time information to vessel monitoring solution

Dyena Systems has added SeaTRAX to its range of vessel monitoring solutions. Purposely designed to meet the requirements of Pilot vessels, SeaTRAX assists the vessel operator in the transit and transfer phase, allowing the skipper to monitor all motion parameters and make an objective assessment of the conditions. Real-time information on vessel pitch, roll and...