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Swedish start-up explains the three phases of voyage optimisation
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Swedish start-up explains the three phases of voyage optimisation

Swedish start-up Lean Marine says that optimising a ship’s voyage and thereby improving fuel efficiency can be maximised by breaking down its operation into three key phases.  These phases include a planning phase, an execution phase, and post-voyage phase. By looking at the various elements of a ship’s performance in three separate phases, a better...

KONGSBERG offers Remote Services through Vessel Insight
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KONGSBERG offers Remote Services through Vessel Insight

Due to increasing demand for remote support and services to the maritime industry, KONGSBERG has made its Remote Services solution available to customers using Vessel Insight. KONGSBERG Remote Services is a tool for KONGSBERG-certified engineers to connect to an installation, such as a vessel upon customer request and provide remote support. When service engineers cannot...

How maritime start-ups can help address critical challenges today
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How maritime start-ups can help address critical challenges today

Start-ups are expected to play a vital role in the maritime industry over the next several decades[1]. Tougher regulation and ambitious environmental goals require the traditionally conservative and fragmented shipping industry to become more adaptable, flexible and collaborative. For maritime start-ups, there is an opportunity to bring innovative ideas and solutions to help the maritime...

Industry trio enter partnership to optimise decision support
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Industry trio enter partnership to optimise decision support

Carnival Maritime, the Marine Service Unit of the Costa Group, and the Fraunhofer CML have set up a strategic partnership to implement the maritime research institute´s decision support system SCEDAS on the 27 vessels of Costa Crociere, AIDA Cruises and Costa Asia. SCEDAS, which is already in use at container and bulk vessels around the...

Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance
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Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance

The transfer of aquatic organisms and micro-organisms from their native habits to non-native ones via ships’ hulls is a problem costing the industry up to USD 30 billion each year[1]. A new ship-scrubbing semi-autonomous robot is helping owners and operators to deal with this issue to cut unnecessary fuel consumption and prevent ecological disruption. Known...

UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban
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UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) container ship from entering its waters and ports for one year after the vessel was found to be carrying more than 700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil (HFO) when it docked at Jebel Ali in the UAE. The UAE’s Federal Transport Authority announced...

Jotun unveils Hull Skating Solutions
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Jotun unveils Hull Skating Solutions

Norwegian marine coatings provider Jotun has announced the launch of Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), a break-through in proactive cleaning, offering shipowners an always clean hull in the most challenging operations. Jotun Hull Skating Solutions is offering high performance antifouling, proactive condition monitoring, inspection and proactive cleaning, high end technical service, and performance and service level...

V.Group provides insight into 2020 ship management strategy
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V.Group provides insight into 2020 ship management strategy

Marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider V.Group is focussing its 2020 efforts on technical and training services to improve ship performance and meet decarbonisation goals, while ensuring that seafarer safety and well-being remain top priority. Established in 1984, V.Group consists of three business legs, ship management, crew management, marine services. 2,200 vessels...

Swedish propulsion automation system becomes AI-ready
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Swedish propulsion automation system becomes AI-ready

Lean Marine has announced that its propulsion automation system FuelOpt system is AI-ready. The Swedish company expects it to play a key role in enabling automated propulsion optimisation onboard AI-assisted vessels. FuelOpt has proven direct fuel savings of up to 15 per cent with return on investment in less than one year. FuelOpt gathers vessel...

BWTS based on heat pasteurisation wins US type approval
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BWTS based on heat pasteurisation wins US type approval

Danish system maker Bawat has been awarded type approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for its ballast water management system (BWMS)  The BWMS is the only treatment system available to shipowners that relies on heat pasteurisation to kill off potentially dangerous aquatic organisms in ballast water instead of expensive and hard to maintain...

OSM rolls out Tero Marine fleet management software
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OSM rolls out Tero Marine fleet management software

OSM Maritime Group has extended its partnership with Norwegian technology company Tero Marine to roll out its fleet management software, TM Master suite, across OSM’s entire global fleet.  “It is with great enthusiasm I can announce that Tero Marine have signed a frame agreement with OSM. We are proud that such an innovative company, with...