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Starting small with Big Data
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Starting small with Big Data

‘Big Data’ sits high up in the premier league of buzzwords that can confuse discussions in today’s shipping industry, but it remains true that the amount of data harvested from ships continues to rise rapidly, writes Keng Teen Phang, regional director, APAC. Of the 380,000 or so messages from 5,600 vessels that pass through GTMaritime’s...

Wasaline ferry equipped with ABB Azipod electric propulsion
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Wasaline ferry equipped with ABB Azipod electric propulsion

A new ferry operated by Wasaline has been fitted with ABB Azipod propulsion to ensure sustainable performance and achieve up to four days of annual time savings due to operational efficiency. The 150-metre vessel, Aurora Botnia, will run on low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will benefit from greater environmental and efficiency gains due to...

SeaOwl demonstrates remote operation capabilities
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SeaOwl demonstrates remote operation capabilities

Offshore services operator SeaOwl has provided new insight into the capabilities of remote ship operation during a recent demonstration that was held as part of the Remotely Operated Service at Sea (ROSS) project.  SeaOwl successfully demonstrated the concept to strategic partners including French energy major Total in early September. The ROSS project aims to bring...

Spotting rotating equipment about to fail
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Spotting rotating equipment about to fail

Semiotic Labs has developed a tool to detect changes in vibration waveforms for rotating equipment, which can be used to predict problems on ships before they occur. Digital Ship spoke with Simon Jagers, founder of Semiotic Labs to find out how the company is detecting failures months before they occur.  Semiotic Labs of Leiden, Netherlands, has...

Digital planning for dockings and repairs: interview with start-up VesselMan
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Digital planning for dockings and repairs: interview with start-up VesselMan

Norwegian start-up VesselMan develops apps and software for technical project management. Digital Ship spoke with Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of Vesselman to find out how the start-up is helping to deliver more efficient project management.  VesselMan of Oslo develops digital tools for shipping companies to better plan and budget complex technical projects such as dry-dockings, lay-ups,...

“K” Line leads vessel carbon capture project
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“K” Line leads vessel carbon capture project

“K” Line has announced plans to deploy a small-scale, marine-use demonstration plant for CO2 capture onboard a vessel and conduct research and development on compact facility design. The project is in collaboration with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and ClassNK and is supported by the Maritime Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). “K”...

Optimising dispatching with AI-based OptiPort
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Optimising dispatching with AI-based OptiPort

The OptiPort dispatch solution is using artificial intelligence (AI) to support and optimise dispatch and planning operations to reduce costs, cut down on fuel consumption and lower emissions. The cloud-based application is a planning solution for nautical service providers that optimises the dispatch schedule of harbour tugs, pilot vessels, launches, etc. in real time, 24/7....

Navigating shipping’s technology future
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Navigating shipping’s technology future

Last year, Norwegian software company Tero Marine announced the appointment of Rune Lyngaas for the position of CEO. Digital Ship’s VPO Global spoke with Mr Lyngaas to find out about his plans for Tero Marine and his vision for navigating the evolving digital landscape. Norwegian technology company Tero Marine has been developing fleet management software...

Towards autonomous shipping: social acceptance and regulatory hurdles
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Towards autonomous shipping: social acceptance and regulatory hurdles

The maritime industry’s progress towards autonomous shipping will largely depend on social acceptance and regulatory developments, says ABB Marine and Ports’ Capt. Eero Lehtovaara. In a discussion on shipping’s automation, Inmarsat, One Sea and ClassNK weigh in on what autonomous shipping means for the maritime industry. Humans in the loop   Capt. Eero Lehtovaara, head...

Bulugo offers $20m finance facility for bunker and lubricant buyers
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Bulugo offers $20m finance facility for bunker and lubricant buyers

Bulugo has partnered with Whitehall Finance to provide a credit solution to bunker fuel and lubricant buyers. Digital bunker fuel and lubricant platform Bulugo can now offer buyers external unsecured finance of up to US$20m under an exclusive agreement with Whitehall Finance. The implementation of IMO 2020 at the beginning of the year, followed by...

Modularisation could cut costs and overhaul the ship design and production process
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Modularisation could cut costs and overhaul the ship design and production process

The Transport: Advanced and Modular (TrAM) research project aims to develop a zero emission fast going passenger vessel through advanced modular production that has previously not been demonstrated. 14 project partners are working together with new manufacturing methods to achieve a 25 per cent lower production cost and 70 per cent cut in engineering costs...