Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

IMO discusses barriers to Just-in-Time operations
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IMO discusses barriers to Just-in-Time operations

A recent IMO meeting has discussed how to overcome contractual and operational barriers to implement Just-in-Time (JIT) operations, which can cut the time ships spend idling outside ports and reduce emissions. Some ships, such as bulk carriers and tankers have clauses in charter part contracts that act as a barrier to the uptake of JOT....

Tallink Grupp vessel joins research project for autonomous ships
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Tallink Grupp vessel joins research project for autonomous ships

Tallink Grupp is teaming up with maritime start-up Fleetrange and researchers from the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and Aalto University to test techniques for autonomous navigation. Sensors will be installed on Tallink Grupp’s Megastar and data will be collected from visual images, environmental sound recordings, RADAR and LiDAR ranging, satellite navigation, and vessel transponders. The...

Klaveness and DNV GL complete world’s first digital survey
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Klaveness and DNV GL complete world’s first digital survey

DNV GL and Klaveness Ship Management have performed the world’s first digital survey on-board the containership MV Bardu. The survey provided full insight into the maintenance data without the surveyor and principal engineer for DNV GL, Rolf Petter Hancke stepping on-board the vessel. Live dashboards at the Klaveness office in Olso allowed Hancke to examine the...

Singapore announces initiatives to strengthen its maritime hub
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Singapore announces initiatives to strengthen its maritime hub

Singapore has announced new initiatives to strengthen its maritime hub, including the Singapore War Risks Insurance Conditions (SWRIC) and the development of an inter-operability framework for electronic trade documents for the maritime and trade industries. The SWRIC forms part of Singapore’s efforts to develop itself as a comprehensive marine insurance hub. It is an enhancement...

Trio sign agreement to develop Italy’s port facilities
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Trio sign agreement to develop Italy’s port facilities

Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP), Fincantieri and Snam have signed a preliminary collaboration agreement to identify, define, and implement medium-term strategic projects for the innovation and development of port facilities in Italy. The consortium will also develop sustainable technologies for maritime transport in line with the provisions of the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan...

HullWiper partners with Immersub to tackle biofouling
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HullWiper partners with Immersub to tackle biofouling

HullWiper has signed an agreement with Indian Ocean-based underwater hull cleaning specialists Immersub, marking its first step into the African continent. HullWiper’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) uses adjustable seawater jets under variable pressure to remove fouling. No brushes or divers are required, minimising the risk of damage to hull coatings and to human life. Removed...

Energy Observer maintenance to optimise performance by 15 per cent
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Energy Observer maintenance to optimise performance by 15 per cent

The hydrogen-powered vessel Energy Observer is taking a break from work for a three-month technical pause in which it will undergo maintenance to optimise its performance up to 15 per cent, before resuming operations next spring. The 30 metre catamaran, which weights 30 tonnes was transported to its maintenance area Wednesday December 12. Following 10...