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GreenSteam acquires BMT Smart
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GreenSteam acquires BMT Smart

BMT has sold its UK-based SMART business to GreenSteam, a majority owned company of BP. The sale of SMART, a data collection and performance optimisation software solution, to GreenSteam, follows a strategic business review by BMT to focus on its core Infrastructure, Defence and Security, Commercial Shipping and Environmental divisions to commit to greater collaboration...

Greenland research vessel opts for MAN hybrid propulsion package
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Greenland research vessel opts for MAN hybrid propulsion package

A new vessel for the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources will feature a complete MAN propulsion package including MAN 27/38 and 175D engines, a 5-bladed MAN Alpha propeller and both remote-control and MAN HyProp systems. The MAN propulsion package comprises: 1 × MAN 8L27/38 Tier III with a MAN SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system 1...

Cargill enters MR fleet into Maersk Tankers’ MR pool
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Cargill enters MR fleet into Maersk Tankers’ MR pool

Cargill and Maersk Tankers have announced a strategic partnership to reduce fuel consumption and emissions and improve flexibility for their customers. The partnership will see Cargill enter its medium range (MR) fleet into the existing Maersk Tankers MR pool, creating a new joint pool that will significantly increase the scope of its Medium Range (MR)...

DNV GL calls for fuel flexibility in shipping’s decarbonisation
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DNV GL calls for fuel flexibility in shipping’s decarbonisation

Classification society DNV GL has called on the shipping industry for fuel-flexibility to boost its efforts in decarbonising the industry towards the IMO’s 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal. Reducing GHG emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared to 2008 levels as set by the IMO, requires the industry to adopt...

Hempel launches new fuel-saving fouling defence system
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Hempel launches new fuel-saving fouling defence system

Hempel has launched a new three-coat fouling defence system Hempaguard MaX, which delivers a guaranteed maximum speed loss of 1.2 per cent over five years*. Hempaguard MaX is applied in three layers, cutting application time and reducing the time vessels need to spend in dry-dock by up to two days. The three-coat system reduces drag...

Videotel offers free training package on 2020 compliance
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Videotel offers free training package on 2020 compliance

Maritime training provider Videotel has announced that it is offering the maritime industry free access to its new training package, “The 2020 Sulphur Regulations – Achieving Compliance”. As the January 1, 2020 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap approaches, the free awareness video sets out the new regulations, where and how they apply, how they...

Sovcomflot and NOVATEK sign SMART joint venture agreement
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Sovcomflot and NOVATEK sign SMART joint venture agreement

Sovcomflot and PAO NOVATEK have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture SMART LLC. The purpose of the joint venture is to ensure safe year-round maritime liquefied natural gas (LNG) logistics from the Arctic LNG-2 and other current and prospective projects of Novatek. The newly established company will work with the relevant shipyard to...

Human factors in vessel performance
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Human factors in vessel performance

The shipping industry is “missing a trick” by overlooking the impact that human factors can have on optimising vessel performance, says Patrick Joseph, master mariner and director of UIRTUS Marine Services. The UK Health and Safety Executive, defines human factors as “environmental, organisational and job factors, and human and individual characteristics which influence behaviour at...

Tres Solutions releases IMO 2020 module
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Tres Solutions releases IMO 2020 module

TVA receives a much-anticipated upgrade with its newly released Bunker Planning module, helping shippers with bunker planning and changeovers as January 1, 2020 quickly approaches. IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap On 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will implement a new regulation for a 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap for marine fuels. Under...

Joint Industry Guidance on 0.5 per cent sulphur fuels published
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Joint Industry Guidance on 0.5 per cent sulphur fuels published

A new Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.5 per cent sulphur marine fuel has been published to provide stakeholders across the marine fuels and shipping industries with guidance on these low-sulphur fuel blends. Developed by CIMAC, IPIECA, and IBIA among other organisations, the publication presents the specific safety and operational issues...

IoT for performance management: thoughts from shipping’s service providers
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IoT for performance management: thoughts from shipping’s service providers

The evolving Internet of Things (IoT) is providing new ways for shipping companies to monitor, measure and transfer information to better manage their fleets’ performance. Intelligent sensors and increasing bandwidth have made it possible to collect large quantities of data and transfer it from ship to shore. The emphasis is less on how to collect...

Neste introduces 0.5 per cent fuel for 2020
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Neste introduces 0.5 per cent fuel for 2020

Renewable fuels provider Neste has announced that it will offer 0.5 per cent sulphur fuel from Q4 of 2019. The fuel will be compliant with the IMO’s global sulphur cap, entering into force on January 1, 2020 and meets the RMG 0.5 specification and ISO 8217:2017 standard requirements. The fuel is manufactured in Neste’s refinery...