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Maritime IoT for remote expert intervention: an interview with KVH
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Maritime IoT for remote expert intervention: an interview with KVH

Recent rapid growth in maritime IoT is widening opportunities for shipping companies to identify and mitigate vessel performance issues before they arise. We spoke with Sven-Eric Brooks, senior director of business development for KVH Watch to find out how satellite-enabled remote intervention is playing a critical role in maintaining efficient and safe vessel operation. Maritime...

Lean Marine commissions propulsion optimisation technology in record time
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Lean Marine commissions propulsion optimisation technology in record time

Swedish propulsion optimisation expert Lean Marine has undertaken the commissioning of its ‘on top’ propulsion automation technology FuelOpt in record time. Despite multiple challenges faced by technology providers for installations onboard vessels during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lean Marine successfully completed the remote commissioning of the FuelOpt onboard Tipco Asphalt’s 157 000 DWT asphalt tanker Jacob in...

How weather routing can be used to optimise ship performance
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How weather routing can be used to optimise ship performance

Avoiding severe weather is a simple way for a vessel to minimise unnecessary fuel consumption. However, according to COACH Solutions, often the vessel has no information about the business priorities and will therefore have a hard time selecting the most profitable and fuel efficient route.  Shipowners and operators are faced with an array of advanced...

LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs
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LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed a joint development project (JDP) with Anemoi Marine Technologies and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) to develop a series of energy efficient vessel designs equipped with rotor sails. The project will address one of the most significant roadblocks for the commercial adoption of emission abatement technology –...

Swiss ferry operator calls on Wärtsilä for environmentally compliant engines
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Swiss ferry operator calls on Wärtsilä for environmentally compliant engines

Swiss ferry operator General Navigation Company (CGN) has placed an order with Wärtsilä for engines and related emissions control after-treatment systems for two new passenger ferries.  The ferries are being built at the Shiptec AG yard in Switzerland and will operate between Switzerland and France across Lake Geneva.  The order with Wärtsilä was placed in September...

CMA CGM launches new services to help customers decarbonise
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CMA CGM launches new services to help customers decarbonise

The CMA CGM Group has launched a new array of solutions designed to help its customers lighten their environmental footprint and make their cargo carbon neutral. The suite is known as ACT with CMA CGM+.  Available throughout all the Group’s shipping subsidiaries, this new offering consists of four services, enabling its customers to analyse their...

Kansai Electric and e5 Lab join forces to develop pure electric vessels
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Kansai Electric and e5 Lab join forces to develop pure electric vessels

Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) and e5 Lab have entered into a business partnership for the development and promotion of pure electric vessels “Water Urban Mobility” (EV) in the Kansai bay area. The Japanese shipping industry is facing issues such as eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vessels and the shortage of skilled seafarers. Therefore, development...

METIS introduces Charter Party Agreement monitoring module
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METIS introduces Charter Party Agreement monitoring module

METIS Cyberspace Technology has launched a new software module to tackle the huge challenges shipping companies face in monitoring vessel performance effectively to meet Charter Party Agreement (CPA) reporting needs. The new module addresses the challenge with functionality that will greatly enhance the productivity of both operations and chartering departments. The new module allows operators...

Blue World Technologies begins production of methanol fuel cells
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Blue World Technologies begins production of methanol fuel cells

Methanol fuel cell developer and manufacturer, Blue World Technologies, is starting a limited production marking the first step in commercialising its fuel cell technology. Founded in October 2018, Blue World Technologies has spent the last two years optimising the production processes working towards the goal of commercialising the methanol fuel cell technology through large-scale production....

ClassNK unfolds Digital Grand Design for sustainability
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ClassNK unfolds Digital Grand Design for sustainability

ClassNK recently unveiled its Digital Grand Design to express the pivotal role it expects digital technology to play not only in making the industry more efficient but also in meeting United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a ‘better and more sustainable future for all’ by 2030. Last month, the Society followed through with the...

Cavotec launches automated mooring solution
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Cavotec launches automated mooring solution

Manufacturer of connection and electrification solutions for the maritime industry, Cavotec, has launched its next generation automated vacuum mooring solution, MoorMaster NxG. MoorMaster NxG helps ships enter and leave ports and conduct mooring in as little as 30 seconds to drastically reduce docking times. Traditional anchoring of ships to port using ropes and chains can...