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Weathernews and VPS team up to optimise vessel routing
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Weathernews and VPS team up to optimise vessel routing

Tokyo-based Weathernews Inc (WNI) has joined forces with Danish firm Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS) to integrate critical performance data from ship systems with its weather routing system to optimise voyage planning. The VESPER software platform by VPS records continuous performance data from the hull and propellers, main and auxiliary engines and boilers to determine speed,...

CCS and Maersk strike new decarbonisation deal
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CCS and Maersk strike new decarbonisation deal

A.P. Moller – Maersk and China Classification Society (CCS) have agreed a new project to drive decarbonisation in the shipping industry.  The framework agreement, which was signed in Beijing, will kickstart research between Chinese and European enterprises and institutions aiming to speed up decarbonisation in shipping. Mo Jianhui, CCS chairman and president said that the...

Vroon achieves 22 per cent fuel savings
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Vroon achieves 22 per cent fuel savings

Ship operator and manager Vroon has achieved a 22 per cent fuel saving onboard its container vessel, the Indian Express, by optimising the propulsion system with a controllable pitch propeller. The shipping company worked with Berg Propulsion to investigate the possibility of optimising the propulsion system to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions to...

Deltamarin and GTT receive AiP for LNG-fuelled Aframax design
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Deltamarin and GTT receive AiP for LNG-fuelled Aframax design

Deltamarin and GTT have received Approval in Principle (AiP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled Aframax tanker design. The new design provides increased autonomy while also reducing carbon emissions, providing greener and more efficient solutions for the industry. The vessel will meet the current and future environmental...

NAPA launches stability management solution
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NAPA launches stability management solution

NAPA has launched a new onboard stability software solution to increase ship-to-shore transparency and raise the industry benchmark for ship stability and loading management. The solution, NAPA Stability, is set to replace NAPA Loading Computer in the passenger shipping sector. It will be deployed with additional cloud-based functions on NAPA Fleet Intelligence. NAPA Stability is...

ABS and HHI optimise LNG carrier design
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ABS and HHI optimise LNG carrier design

ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have completed a joint development project (JDP) to develop an optimised liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier design. The JDP resulted in a new LNG carrier hull design, as well as optimisation of the machinery, electrical and piping arrangements. The project further developed new rule requirements and introduced a simplified...

LR grows fleet optimisation offering with GreenSteam acquisition
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LR grows fleet optimisation offering with GreenSteam acquisition

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has acquired GreenSteam, a marine data intelligence company specialising in improving vessel efficiency through machine learning.   The acquisition will be integrated and managed by i4 Insight, a subsidiary of Lloyd’s Register. i4 Insight, part of LR’s Maritime Performance Services business, is a digital platform that allows shipowners, operators and charterers to easily access insights on vessel performance and fuel consumption...

Weathernews’ carbon monitoring service wins ClassNK approval
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Weathernews’ carbon monitoring service wins ClassNK approval

ClassNK has formally endorsed Weathernews’ (WNI) innovative Carbon Intensity Monitoring (CIM) service to monitor and visualise CO2 emissions from ships. CIM was launched in April this year and is now fully operational. In June 2021, the IMO adopted a new fuel performance rating system to help meet greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets from shipping. Starting...

HHI & KSOE receive AiP for ammonia-fuelled carrier
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HHI & KSOE receive AiP for ammonia-fuelled carrier

Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for the design and development of an ammonia carrier with ammonia-fuelled propulsion. The design was developed to ensure its compatibility with the existing infrastructure for ammonia, while also reflecting the market’s demand for...

More than 150 shipping leaders make call to action for shipping’s decarbonisation
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More than 150 shipping leaders make call to action for shipping’s decarbonisation

Over 150 industry leaders and organisations representing the entire maritime value chain have made a call to government for decisive action to enable full decarbonisation of international shipping by 2050. The UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) aims to reduce international shipping’s total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent of 2008...

Wärtsilä and SHI collaborate on ammonia-fuelled newbuilds
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Wärtsilä and SHI collaborate on ammonia-fuelled newbuilds

Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development programme (JDP) agreement aimed at developing ammonia-fuelled vessels with four-stroke auxiliary engines available for future newbuild projects. Wärtsilä has already successfully tested an engine running with a fuel mix containing 70 per cent ammonia. The company anticipates having an engine concept capable of operating...

Study finds Jotun HPS reduces carbon intensity by 20 per cent
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Study finds Jotun HPS reduces carbon intensity by 20 per cent

A new study based on European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) data has revealed that vessels using Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) reported a 20 per cent lower carbon intensity in operations compared to non-HPS peers in 2019 and 2020. Jotun’s HPS is a combination of antifouling and application designed to help owners and...