<span>Breaking news</span>

New AI-driven voyage optimisation solution launches
Post

New AI-driven voyage optimisation solution launches

A new voyage optimisation solution that uses the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) to improve fuel savings of at least 5 per cent has been launched as the result of a collaboration between the University of Southampton, the Alan Turing Institute, and Theyr. The solution ‘T-VOS’ is the first multi-objective genetic-algorithm AI-based voyage optimisation...

Searoutes raises EUR 2.4M to reduce GHG emissions from shipping
Post

Searoutes raises EUR 2.4M to reduce GHG emissions from shipping

Marseilles-based start-up Searoutes has announced a EUR 1.3 million financing round to help shipping companies reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The round was led by WSB Beteiligungs, the venture capital firm founded by Wolf Scheder. In August this year, the start-up was awarded a grant of  EUR 1.1m from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund...

NAPA analysis shows EEXI would lead to a 6.6 per cent emissions cut
Post

NAPA analysis shows EEXI would lead to a 6.6 per cent emissions cut

NAPA has shared the preliminary results of its new research that explores the potential effect of The Energy Efficiency Index for Existing Ships (EEXI) on the transportation capacity, total emissions and carbon intensity of the global bulker fleet. Adopted by MARPOL in June 2021, EEXI measures and restricts CO2 emissions per transport work, purely considering...

Yara’s autonomous zero-emission container ship begins maiden voyage
Post

Yara’s autonomous zero-emission container ship begins maiden voyage

The world’s first electric and self-propelled container ship, the Yara Birkeland, has departed for its maiden voyage in the Oslo fjord. The Yara Birkeland has been developed in collaboration with the Kongsberg Group and was built by VARD with financial support from Enova. The ship will be operated from Maasterlys’ monitoring and operation’s centre in...

Wärtsilä to launch two-stroke future fuels conversion solution
Post

Wärtsilä to launch two-stroke future fuels conversion solution

Wärtsilä has announced that it will commercially launch its two-stroke future fuels conversion platform during the first quarter of 2022. This innovative and patented engine combustion technology platform will enable the fast and cost-effective conversion of two-stroke main engines to operate on clean-burning future fuels. This is seen as a major step in the maritime...

Swiss tech start-up secures $10m investment to decarbonise shipping
Post

Swiss tech start-up secures $10m investment to decarbonise shipping

Swiss climate tech start-up Daphne Technology has attracted another round of investors including Shell Ventures, Trafigura, AET, and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures. The US $10.92 million investment will help the start-up to continue leveraging innovative technology to remove greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the combustion gas of any fuel type. Daphne Technology’s plug-and-play solution breaks...

OneOcean Group brings voyage optimisation solutions to Marlink Partner Programme
Post

OneOcean Group brings voyage optimisation solutions to Marlink Partner Programme

Marlink and OneOcean Group have teamed up to add a range of advanced voyage solutions to Marlink’s Application Partner Programme. This collaboration pairs OneOcean’s solutions, which connect ship and shore and deliver real-time information for better decision-making, with Marlink’s application management platform, to provide shoreside teams and seafarers with access to software for better voyage...

Maersk trials air lubrication technology on large containership
Post

Maersk trials air lubrication technology on large containership

A.P. Moller – Maersk is participating in a trial to ascertain how much fuel can be saved on one of its large containerships by using air lubrication technology.  Wärtsilä and Silverstream Technologies will install Silverstream’s Air Lubrication System, the Silverstream System, on the vessel owned by A.P. Moller – Maersk. The trial will examine possible improvements...

U-Ming opts for Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions for newbuild bulker
Post

U-Ming opts for Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions for newbuild bulker

U-Ming, SWS and Jotun have signed commercial agreement for Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) to be used onboard U-Ming’s dual fuel bulk carrier.  Jotun’s HSS combines the Hull Skater, an underwater robotic device with hull inspection and cleaning capabilities, and SeaQuantum Skate, a purpose developed antifouling coating. The solution will be fitted on one of...

Vroon achieves 22 per cent fuel savings
Post

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...

LR grows fleet optimisation offering with GreenSteam acquisition
Post

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...

MSC to save EUR 250M in fuel costs with air lubrication technology
Post

MSC to save EUR 250M in fuel costs with air lubrication technology

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has opted to fit more than 30 air lubrication systems from Silverstream Technologies to existing orders of newbuild large container ships. The installations are expected to reduce carbon emissions by 1.6 million tonnes and save over EUR 257.5 million over the vessels’ lifecycles of approximately 25 years. The order relates to...