Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

ClassNK releases IMO DCS service
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ClassNK releases IMO DCS service

ClassNK has released ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS), a software service to help operators report, monitor, and verify their ships’ CO2 emissions in line with the International Maritime Organization’s Data Collection System (IMO DCS) regulations that will come into effect in 2019. The IMO DCS regulations require all globally operating ships over 5,000GT to collect...

European shippers support EC push for acceptance of electronic documents
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European shippers support EC push for acceptance of electronic documents

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has welcomed the proposal of the European Commission (EC) to oblige authorities to accept regulatory freight transport information in electronic format. ESC says that authorities should accept electronic documents for information transmission on cargo transport, not just at the point of entry and exit of the EU, but also on...

BIMCO-led group to set standard for underwater hull cleaning
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BIMCO-led group to set standard for underwater hull cleaning

BIMCO and a group of industry partners have set out to create an internationally recognised standard in response to growing concerns over the impact of hull biofouling on the marine environment. The group consists of eight different organisations, including paint manufacturers, shipowners and cleaning companies, with the aim to take a holistic approach to establishing...

BLOC recognised for emissions monitoring solution
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BLOC recognised for emissions monitoring solution

Blockchain technology and governance specialist, Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), has been recognised for its emissions Monitoring Verification and Reporting (MRV) solution that aims to help the maritime and shipping industries comply with environmental regulations. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) awarded BLOC first place on its Solve’s Coastal Communities Challenge, for its work...

Seagull Maritime and Jotun launch e-learning paint maintenance modules
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Seagull Maritime and Jotun launch e-learning paint maintenance modules

Seagull Maritime and Jotun have launched a set of e-learning modules on paint maintenance to help owners and operators improve the maintenance and effectiveness of their ships’ on-board paint. The e-learning modules will focus on in-service treatments and how in-service maintenance can limit or prevent deterioration to paint from corrosion, which can have long-term cost...

Miros offers real-time sea state data through a cloud service
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Miros offers real-time sea state data through a cloud service

Miros Group, an ocean surface measuring provider, has announced that it is making its sea state data on waves, currents ice, and oil spills, and general environmental conditions, available in real-time through a cloud-integrated service. The Miros Group offers solutions to provide insight into ocean behaviour that can be used to assist with operational decisions...

DHT secures $50m for scrubber retrofits
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DHT secures $50m for scrubber retrofits

DHT Holdings has confirmed a US $50 million financing commitment for its scrubber retrofit project. The crude oil tanker company is increasing its existing £330 million secured credit facility, which will be available immediately and will have quarterly repayments of $2.5 million commencing second quarter 2020. This is in alignment with the implementation of the...

ClassNK launches tool to improve PSC performance
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ClassNK launches tool to improve PSC performance

ClassNK has released PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence software to help shipping companies improve their Port State Control (PSC) performance. The software is provided free of charge to ClassNK customers and is based on the database of PSC reports inputted by ship managers, shipowners, and ClassNK. The tool allows users to view PSC findings and view trends across...

Ascenz launches smart tool for mass flowmeter bunker operations
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Ascenz launches smart tool for mass flowmeter bunker operations

Singapore-based technology company Ascenz has launched a tool to improve bunker supply operations using machine-learning. The Shipulse Smart Bunkering tool rates and scores mass flowmeter (MFM) bunker supply operations, automatically analysing various bunker profiles at the same time and displaying overall efficiency. Abnormalities in bunkering operations are highlighted, providing the opportunity for those involved in...

Trio to advance LNG as a marine fuel
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Trio to advance LNG as a marine fuel

Sembcorp Marine, ABS, and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) have announced a joint effort to develop new technologies, applications and capabilities to advance LNG as a fuel. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the three organisations to make LNG more accessible, reliable and safer for industry and domestic consumption. Sembcorp Marine...

Blockchain-based bunker delivery recorded in Rotterdam
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Blockchain-based bunker delivery recorded in Rotterdam

GoodFuels Marine reports that it has successfully completed what it claims is the world’s first bunker delivery and transaction using blockchain technology, in collaboration with Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC). GoodFuels Marine reports that it has successfully completed what it claims is the world’s first bunker delivery and transaction using blockchain technology, in collaboration...