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METIS launches predictive Poseidon Principles Emissions INDEX
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METIS launches predictive Poseidon Principles Emissions INDEX

METIS Cyberspace Technology has refined its cloud-based data acquisition and ship performance reporting solution to offer shipping’s first tool to predict the trade-off between emissions reduction and debt servicing for ships financed under the Poseidon Principles. Designed to incentivise maritime decarbonisation, the Poseidon Principles offer a framework for financial institutions to lend in line with...

Maersk to operate world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel by 2023
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Maersk to operate world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel by 2023

A.P. Moller – Maersk is accelerating its efforts to decarbonise marine operations with plans to launch the world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel in 2023, seven years ahead of the initial 2030 ambition. All future Maersk owned new buildings will have dual fuel technology installed, enabling either carbon neutral operations or operation on standard very...

Turning data into business
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Turning data into business

Finnish firm KNL Networks, recently acquired by Telenor Maritime, is helping shipping companies to make use of the growing maritime Internet of Things (IoT) via a solution that uses a radio communications network to send data from a vessel to shore-side, without interfering with existing communication methods onboard the vessel.  CEO and co-founder of KNL...

AYRO wingsail propulsion system receives AiP from DNV
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AYRO wingsail propulsion system receives AiP from DNV

AYRO has been awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its Oceanwings 3.6.3 wind assisted propulsion system for ships from DNV GL. The Oceanwings 3.6.3 system is designed to enable shipowners and operators to leverage wind energy to improve the energy balance of individual vessels and fleets, thereby significantly reducing carbon emissions. Following 10 years...

Advancing fuel cells for maritime applications
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Advancing fuel cells for maritime applications

Interest in hydrogen for marine applications is on the rise as the global shipping industry looks for ways to target the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ocean-going vessels. This week Corvus Energy and Toyota announced a new partnership to commence development and production of sustainable, large scale maritime-certified hydrogen fuel-cell systems. We attended the...

ABS launches digital solution for sustainable marine operations
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ABS launches digital solution for sustainable marine operations

ABS has launched the Environmental Monitor as part of its My Digital Fleet risk management platform. ABS Environmental Monitor is a comprehensive digital sustainability solution to help shipowners achieve their sustainability goals by leveraging multiple data sources, including vessel routing, waste stream, operations, and emissions data, to provide transparent reporting. ABS Environmental Monitor aims to:...

GreenSteam acquires the assets of Enerforce to enhance AI services
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GreenSteam acquires the assets of Enerforce to enhance AI services

GreenSteam, developers of vessel performance optimisation solutions, has acquired the assets of Greece-based maritime software specialist Enerforce Solutions and Consulting. The acquisition will enable GreenSteam to diversify and enhance its product offering driven by Liberty, an advanced noon reporting validation system. The current office of Enerforce will become GreenSteam’s offices in Piraeus, Greece. The Liberty...

Reducing methane slip without compromising on engine performance
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Reducing methane slip without compromising on engine performance

Swiss engine technology company WinGD is helping shipping companies to optimise engine combustion and reduce methane slip with a new intelligent dual fuel engine technology. Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling (iCER) is a new technology that has been brought to the market by engine specialists WinGD. The technology, which is integrated into the company’s new...

Tallink achieves 7 per cent fuel savings with EcoPilot voyage optimisation
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Tallink achieves 7 per cent fuel savings with EcoPilot voyage optimisation

As part of its ongoing program to increase fuel efficiency, Tallink Grupp has installed Qtagg’s voyage optimisation system, EcoPilot, on the cruise ferry Isabelle. During the voyage, EcoPilot automatically adapts to changing operational requirements, operator input, sea, and ship conditions, continuously using all available information to ensure on-time arrival at the lowest cost, every voyage....

Golar Management extends maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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Golar Management extends maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Golar Management Norway, the operator and manager of a fleet of LNG Carrier and Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) vessels, has signed a five year extension with Wärtsilä for its Optimised Maintenance agreement.  The agreement covers a total of 16 ship installations; 14 with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines, plus 2 with Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel...

To buy or build your way to digital maturity?
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To buy or build your way to digital maturity?

Shipping companies looking to improve vessel and cargo operations are often faced with, “a myriad of issues relating to how they manage their marine logistics planning and execution,” says Patrick Boles, a senior consultant with Deloitte. During Digital Ship’s webinar held January 12, he explained two different approaches to elevating digital maturity and how the...