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Nautilus Labs and TotalEnergies expand fleet optimisation partnership
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Nautilus Labs and TotalEnergies expand fleet optimisation partnership

Nautilus Labs has expanded its project with TotalEnergies to optimise fleet performance and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a chartered liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier fleet. The partnership with Nautilus Labs started in November 2020 and has since been expanded to the full long-term chartered fleet. TotalEnergies works with various owners and required a...

Windward launches Data for Decarbonisation programme
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Windward launches Data for Decarbonisation programme

Predictive intelligence company Windward has launched the Data for Decarbonisation programme (D4D), a partnership aimed to increase transparency and foster collaboration within the maritime industry by leveraging the power of big data and artificial intelligence (AI).  The programme aims to create large datasets gathered from all stakeholders in the maritime trade industry to build AI...

UK shipping industry demands net-zero by 2050
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UK shipping industry demands net-zero by 2050

The UK shipping industry has agreed that the international shipping sector must pursue a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050. International regulations require the global shipping industry to cut its emissions by at least 50 per cent compared to 2008 levels. But the UK Chamber of Shipping has now confirmed it wants the  International Maritime...

ABB launches containerised energy storage system
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ABB launches containerised energy storage system

ABB has responded to rising demand for low and zero emissions from ships by developing a containerised energy storage system (ESS) – a complete, plug-in solution to install sustainable marine energy storage at scale. The Containerised ESS is housed in a 20ft high-cube ISO container and ready to integrate with the vessel’s main power distribution...

BunkerMetric and Veson collaborate to optimise bunker procurement
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BunkerMetric and Veson collaborate to optimise bunker procurement

Scandinavian software company BunkerMetric has joined the Veson Partner Network as an official platform partner. This partnership will see BunkerMetric’s bunker procurement optimisation tool, BunkerPlanner, integrated with the Veson IMOS Platform (VIP), to empower mutual clients with the data-driven insights and connectivity they need to optimise their bunkering decisions. The turnkey integration will help streamline...

ZeroNorth partners with BunkerEx to enhance bunker price transparency
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ZeroNorth partners with BunkerEx to enhance bunker price transparency

Bunker price data from BunkerEx is now being offered in ZeroNorth’s platform, Optimise, to improve fuel price transparency and enable more informed decision making. Customers of Optimise will now have access to BunkerEx’s fuel price data. The company, which was recently acquired by Shipping and Trading group USTC, observes over 2,000 marine fuel prices per...

MOL and Tata Steel explore emissions reduction tech for bulk carrier
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MOL and Tata Steel explore emissions reduction tech for bulk carrier

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and its subsidiary MOL Drybulk have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Steel to develop and deploy a low emission bulk carrier to reduce supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “The objective of the agreement is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the ocean transportation of raw materials for production...

Tallink vessel gets shore-power ready
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Tallink vessel gets shore-power ready

Tallink shuttle vessel Megastar is to be fitted with ABB’s shore connection solution, enabling it to plug into the local grid for quiet and emission-free overnight layovers in the Port of Tallinn. Fuelled by low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG), passenger and car ferry Megastar makes three return journeys between the Estonian and Finnish capitals per day,...

Sierra Leone to impose penalties for IMO 2020 non-compliance
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Sierra Leone to impose penalties for IMO 2020 non-compliance

From 1 September 2021, shipowners and operators calling at ports in Sierra Leone risk penalties of up to USD 15,000 if they carry fuel with a sulphur content exceeding 0.5 per cent, according to international shipping association BIMCO.  The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) global sulphur cap came into force on January 1, 2020 and requires...

Hydrogen-powered vessel launches in Japan
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Hydrogen-powered vessel launches in Japan

Belgian shipping and logistics company Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) and Japanese shipbuilder Tsuneishi have launched a hydrogen-powered passenger ferry called HydroBingo . The vessel is reportedly the world’s first hydrogen-powered ferry. The 80-passenger 19 gross tonne ferry has been operational since mid-July 2021 in the Japanese inland sea. HydroBingo features dual fuel hydrogen-diesel internal combustion...

Tsuneishi introduces new eco ship design
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Tsuneishi introduces new eco ship design

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding has published details of its new eco ship design that uses Aeroline technology to reduce wind resistance by around 20 per cent and comply with Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) phase 3 requirements.  The 66,200 MT DWT Tess66 Aeroline achieves the largest class of the Ultramax bulk carrier category to maximise transportation efficiency. Furthermore,...