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Wärtsilä buys Transas in €210m deal
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Lack of due diligence will be an expensive mistake, warns Coldharbour Marine’s CEO
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Lack of due diligence will be an expensive mistake, warns Coldharbour Marine’s CEO

Shipowners and operators require a greater understanding of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and their applications in real-life situations, says Coldharbour Marine Chief Executive, Andrew Marshall. According to the BWTS expert, there is a high risk of operational failures and long-term reputational damage for those that take a low-cost, minimum compliance approach to meet the...

Two-year sea trial confirms Selektope’s antifouling efficacy
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Two-year sea trial confirms Selektope’s antifouling efficacy

Selektope, the organic, non-metal antifouling ingredient developed by Swedish company I-Tech, has proven its ability to prevent barnacle fouling on ships over an extended operational period. Selektope was applied to the vertical and flat bottom of Laurin Maritime’s 46,000 DWT chemical and oil tanker, Calypso, in 2015. The vessel then spent 24 months in active...

Hempel launches new hull performance system
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Hempel launches new hull performance system

Coatings specialist, Hempel, has today launched its new Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency (SHAPE) platform, combining elements of hull and propeller efficiency optimisation to give expert advice and solutions to shipowners and operators. SHAPE is a system that is designed to increase fuel savings and operational efficiency by analysing the performance of hull and...

KR upgrades e-fleet management program
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KR upgrades e-fleet management program

The Korean Register (KR) has launched the second edition of its fleet management program, KR e-fleet v2. KR first launched the fleet management program in 2011 to provide shipowners and operators with real-time information on vessel performance, enabling them to make the necessary preparations for a ship survey and international convention audits. KR, which is...

Wärtsilä and MHI-MME develop energy saving propulsion solution
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Wärtsilä and MHI-MME develop energy saving propulsion solution

Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment (MHI-MME) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the commercial marketing of a new energy solution to increase power generation capacity and propulsion from ships. The solution combines MHI-MME’s waste heat recovery and energy saving power generation system (WHRS) with Wärtsilä’s operational control technology for...