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Hydrogen carrier design given the go-ahead
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Hydrogen carrier design given the go-ahead

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, Hyundai Glovis, the Liberian Registry, the Korean Register and their partners have committed to developing a 20,000 cubic meter liquefied hydrogen carrier. This ship design is the world’s first large size liquefied hydrogen carrier.  On October 22nd, HHI Group’s Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) announced...

Nippon Paint Marine adds XSHIP to hull condition monitoring solution
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Nippon Paint Marine adds XSHIP to hull condition monitoring solution

Nippon Paint Marine has enhanced its existing hull condition monitoring software by adding the XSHIP Performance tool to its KP Analysis fuel saving system. While Nippon Paint Marine’s in-house KP Analysis Team’s service has been offered to verify the fuel and power saving of its low-friction LF-Sea antifouling range since 2006, the introduction of the...

Interview: Shipping firms wasting money on poor exchange rates
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Interview: Shipping firms wasting money on poor exchange rates

Foreign exchange firm Currency Global believes that shipping companies are wasting tens of millions each year on inefficient transactions and processes. Digital Ship spoke with Andy Demetriades, director of treasury at Currency Global to find out how an effective foreign exchange strategy is critical to improving a shipping company’s balance sheet. The shipping industry has...

Interview: StormGeo launches vessel and voyage optimisation suite
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Interview: StormGeo launches vessel and voyage optimisation suite

Norwegian weather service provider StormGeo has launched s-Suite, an all-in-one platform to optimise time, fuel, and vessel performance. Ahead of the launch, we spoke with Kim Sørensen, StormGeo’s chief operating officer for Shipping to gain insight into how the suite will facilitate better vessel performance and enhance ship-to-shore cooperation. The new platform, known as s-Suite,...

ABS unveils digital platform for data-driven insights
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ABS unveils digital platform for data-driven insights

ABS has launched ABS My Digital FleetTM, a platform that provides real-time data-driven insights to improve fleet efficiency, reduce costs and help manage risks. Timely access to relevant information to support the safe and efficient operation of assets is critical in the digital era and offers a competitive edge. Vessel data typically resides in disparate...

Pangaea rolls out voyage optimisation solution by Nautilus
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Pangaea rolls out voyage optimisation solution by Nautilus

Nautilus Labs and owner/operator Pangaea Logistics Solutions have expanded their partnership to roll out Nautilus Labs’ voyage optimisation solution across a larger part of Pangaea’s fleet of bulk carriers. Pangaea and Nautilus began their initial collaboration in October 2018 and have since committed to expanding it to 12 vessels in Pangaea’s fleet. According to Pangaea,...

Fuel choice the essential decision in shipping’s decarbonisation
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Fuel choice the essential decision in shipping’s decarbonisation

DNV GL – Maritime has released the fourth edition of its Maritime Forecast to 2050. The purpose of Maritime Forecast to 2050 is to enhance the ability of shipping stakeholders, especially shipowners, to navigate the technological, regulatory and market uncertainties in the industry, and set shipping on a pathway to decarbonisation. It is based on...

Starting small with Big Data
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Starting small with Big Data

‘Big Data’ sits high up in the premier league of buzzwords that can confuse discussions in today’s shipping industry, but it remains true that the amount of data harvested from ships continues to rise rapidly, writes Keng Teen Phang, regional director, APAC. Of the 380,000 or so messages from 5,600 vessels that pass through GTMaritime’s...

Wasaline ferry equipped with ABB Azipod electric propulsion
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Wasaline ferry equipped with ABB Azipod electric propulsion

A new ferry operated by Wasaline has been fitted with ABB Azipod propulsion to ensure sustainable performance and achieve up to four days of annual time savings due to operational efficiency. The 150-metre vessel, Aurora Botnia, will run on low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will benefit from greater environmental and efficiency gains due to...

SeaOwl demonstrates remote operation capabilities
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SeaOwl demonstrates remote operation capabilities

Offshore services operator SeaOwl has provided new insight into the capabilities of remote ship operation during a recent demonstration that was held as part of the Remotely Operated Service at Sea (ROSS) project.  SeaOwl successfully demonstrated the concept to strategic partners including French energy major Total in early September. The ROSS project aims to bring...

Spotting rotating equipment about to fail
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Spotting rotating equipment about to fail

Semiotic Labs has developed a tool to detect changes in vibration waveforms for rotating equipment, which can be used to predict problems on ships before they occur. Digital Ship spoke with Simon Jagers, founder of Semiotic Labs to find out how the company is detecting failures months before they occur.  Semiotic Labs of Leiden, Netherlands, has...