<span>Breaking news</span>

The molecule targeting shipping’s biofouling problem
Post

The molecule targeting shipping’s biofouling problem

A recently developed bio-repelling antifouling ingredient known as medetomidine, already used as a sedative in drugs for humans and animals, is finding a new application in the marine coatings industry as a biological deterrent preventing barnacles from settling on ships’ hulls and other surfaces. Swedish company I-Tech is responsible for the introduction of this bio-technology...

SHI’s Smart Ship Solution given ABS cyber approval
Post

SHI’s Smart Ship Solution given ABS cyber approval

Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Smart Ship Solution has been awarded a Certificate of CyberSafety Compliance by ABS. SHI’s Smart Ship Solution is designed to improve vessel efficiency by using real-time data produced by sensors and equipment on a vessel’s hull and sharing this data with land-based technical and fleet managers to facilitate ship and shore...

BV warns of fuel contamination risks ahead of 2020 sulphur cap
Post

BV warns of fuel contamination risks ahead of 2020 sulphur cap

As the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap approaches fast, shipowners and operators are urged to consider the side effects of switching from heavy fuel oil (HFO) to low sulphur fuel as evidence of tank contamination and inadvertent non-compliance is brought to light. Like many others, Charlotte Røjgaard, global technical manager, marine fuel services at Bureau Veritas,...

ABB to supply shuttle tankers with fuel saving technologies
Post

ABB to supply shuttle tankers with fuel saving technologies

ABB is to equip two new shuttle tankers for AET with future-proof solutions that are expected to deliver improved operational efficiency and lower emissions compared with similar tankers. The twin-skeg 125,000 DWT shuttle tankers will feature a range of ABB’s power and automation solutions, including the power distribution system Onboard DC GridTM, which enables integration...

Wärtsilä buys Transas in €210m deal
Post

Wärtsilä buys Transas in €210m deal

Wärtsilä has agreed a deal to acquire Transas for €210 million, to leverage its navigation, simulation and monitoring systems in accelerating the development of Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem concept. Transas’ current annual net sales are in the region of €140 million, via 22 regional offices worldwide and a distribution network that spans 120 countries. It...

JDP to examine marine battery safety and adoption
Post

JDP to examine marine battery safety and adoption

DNV GL has launched a Joint Development Project (JDP) to advance the understanding of lithium-ion batteries in the maritime industry. More than a dozen partners from the entire value chain have joined the initiative. Included are flag states, research institutions, battery and propulsion suppliers, fire detection and extinguishing system providers, and shipowners, operators, and yards....

Is non-compliance a financial incentive? Why the 2020 sulphur cap needs tough enforcement
Post

Is non-compliance a financial incentive? Why the 2020 sulphur cap needs tough enforcement

Non-compliance with the 2020 global sulphur cap is a firm option on the table for consideration, confirms Mr. Svend Stenberg Mølholt, group chief operating officer at Monjasa. As the global 0.5% sulphur cap nears, shipowners and operators are considering which route of compliance makes the greatest operational sense. During a press briefing in Copenhagen, Mr....

TORM’s take: how to achieve maximum efficiency with little investment
Post

TORM’s take: how to achieve maximum efficiency with little investment

Achieving a lot without much investment sounds like a challenge, but according to TORM’s Head of Technical Division, Jesper S. Jensen, it’s not. Jensen believes that today the shipping industry should be doing just this. Investing little but achieving the maximum in terms of operational efficiency. Jensen is of the strong opinion that if ship...

The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN
Post

The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN

A report by the United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL, and Sustaina has hailed Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring technology and Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution as two of the key game-changing technologies driving fuel efficient and sustainable shipping operations. Autonomous solutions, wind, and electrification are vital solutions in the shipping industry’s journey towards decarbonisation. Rapidly implementing...

ETI launches project to identify benefits of fuel saving ship technologies
Post

ETI launches project to identify benefits of fuel saving ship technologies

The Energy Technologies Institute (EIT) has launched a project to help shipping companies and financiers identify the real-world costs and fuel consumption benefits of using new and existing technologies. £1.8 million has been allocated to the Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project, which will assess the costs and benefits of installing and retrofitting technologies to...

Hyundai Mipo and LR begin construction of ballast-free LNG-bunkering vessel
Post

Hyundai Mipo and LR begin construction of ballast-free LNG-bunkering vessel

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Bernhard Schulte Ship Management are working towards building the first ballast-free liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel under construction to Lloyd’s Register (LR) class. In light of increasingly stringent demands made by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments...