<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

Research unveils dry-dock versus underwater hull cleaning efficiency gains
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Research unveils dry-dock versus underwater hull cleaning efficiency gains

New research indicates that dry-docking and regular hull cleaning intervals may result in a ship hull that is 8% more efficient than a hull that relies on basic underwater cleaning alone. A group of scientists compared the energy efficiency effects of periodic hull cleaning by underwater methods compared with dry-docking a vessel. The results determined...

Finnlines lengthens two more ro-ro vessels
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Finnlines lengthens two more ro-ro vessels

Finnlines has decided to lengthen two more vessels as part of its Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Programme, launched in 2017. The EUR 70m programme was launched with the lengthening of four initial vessels for the purpose of increasing capacity by 30%, meeting increasing demand from Finnlines’ customers. Tom Pippingsköld, CFO of Finnlines says...

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...

Big Data for big gains
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Big Data for big gains

Managing the performance of a vessel from all angles is a vital part of achieving efficient, cost-effective operations. With so many technologies and solutions available to improve or make better a ship’s performance, finding where to start can be an overwhelming task. The complexities of this are exacerbated by the increasing generation of Big Data...

UKHO releases new edition of passage planning publication
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UKHO releases new edition of passage planning publication

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published a new edition of ADMIRALTY Ocean Passages for the World, which is designed to support mariners in planning deep sea voyages along major trade routes. It includes details of weather, currents, ice hazards, and other environmental features that may be met in transit. The new edition of Ocean...

Danelec Maritime and NAPA to offer end-to-end IoT cloud solution
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Danelec Maritime and NAPA to offer end-to-end IoT cloud solution

Danelec Marine has teamed up with NAPA to deliver a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) solution to give wider access to performance data and analytics and help optimise vessel performance. The new IoT solution will integrate Danlec Marine’s shipboard data collection and data transfer platform, DanelecConnect, with NAPA’s advanced analytics and optimisation tools. The result...

ShipServ and IB sign agreement to integrate solutions
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ShipServ and IB sign agreement to integrate solutions

Maritime e-procurement platform, ShipServ, and technical fleet management software company, IB, have announced a partnership agreement to integrate ShipServ’s solution with IB’s InfoSHIP maritime software suite. IB’s InfoSHIP vessel management software supports shipowners and operators with their daily vessel activities to improve operability and simplify data collection. It provides data and information on maintenance, logistics...

iMarine Software and IB announce partnership
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iMarine Software and IB announce partnership

iMarine Software and IB Group have signed a strategic partnership agreement to promote both companies’ services across the global shipping industry. iMarine Software manages the cloud-based e-commerce solution, SeaProc, which connects shipowners and operators with over 50,000 global vendors. This provides an integrated platform to enable monitoring and management of all supply chain transactions in...

LR announces new underwater noise notation
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LR announces new underwater noise notation

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched a new underwater noise notation and ShipRight procedure on underwater radiated noise. The notation is designed to help shipowners and operators minimise underwater noise emissions when operating in sensitive environments, while the LR ShipRight procedure will see LR work with shipowners during the design phase to predict and control underwater...

WinGD and HHI collaborate to increase ship intelligence
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WinGD and HHI collaborate to increase ship intelligence

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group have signed an agreement to provide greater insight into ship and engine data using digital technologies. Through WinGD and HHI’s combined expertise, shipowners, operators, and managers will get better access to customer support services and advice on how to operate their ships more efficiently,...

Cooperation concept to push innovative thinking in maritime trade
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Cooperation concept to push innovative thinking in maritime trade

Cargotech company, MacGregor, and international maritime business platform, SeaFocus, have announced a cooperation concept that will see them create new cooperation models to drive more efficient maritime trade and industry innovation. Intelligence Hunt is a concept developed by Seafocus that brings companies and cross-faculty international university students together. The idea is to “create new ways...

STM and International Taskforce on Port Call Optimisation collaborate
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STM and International Taskforce on Port Call Optimisation collaborate

Sea Traffic Management (STM), a concept programme that provides services to the maritime industry for improving connectivity, facilitating information exchange, and driving maritime efficiency, is to work with the International Taskforce on Port Call Optimisation (ITPCO) to further benefit shipping companies. The Taskforce is a consortium of major shipping line and ports, which work together...