<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

HullWiper launches self-contained hull cleaning container
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HullWiper launches self-contained hull cleaning container

HullWiper has announced the launch of its self-contained 40ft container to meet the need for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning operations at remote locations. HullWiper worked with MFC Concepts, a producer of highly engineered modular and offshore containers, to modify the container so that its Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) can be transported, by road or sea,...

Cavotec launches automated mooring solution
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Cavotec launches automated mooring solution

Manufacturer of connection and electrification solutions for the maritime industry, Cavotec, has launched its next generation automated vacuum mooring solution, MoorMaster NxG. MoorMaster NxG helps ships enter and leave ports and conduct mooring in as little as 30 seconds to drastically reduce docking times. Traditional anchoring of ships to port using ropes and chains can...

CSSC Marine adds injection control unit overhaul service
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CSSC Marine adds injection control unit overhaul service

CSSC Marine Service (CMS), the worldwide equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has extended its range of services for WïnGD and RT-Flex two-stroke engines, with the introduction of an injection control unit (ICU) overhaul and testing service. The development marks the first time that OEM-authorised ICU overhaul and testing has been available...

Planned maintenance software helps digitally manage vessel maintenance
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Planned maintenance software helps digitally manage vessel maintenance

Tero Marine and Maritime Training Services, both part of global learning and operational technology innovator, Ocean Technologies Group, have collaborated on a project to promote the benefits to ship operators of using a software developed Planned Maintenance System (PMS). The e-learning module, freely available on all Ocean platforms, outlines the advantages of using a PMS...

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...

EEXI would only cut shipping emissions by 1.8%, finds study
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EEXI would only cut shipping emissions by 1.8%, finds study

A new working paper by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has found that the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI), designed to reduce fuel use and CO2 emissions, would only affect shipping emissions by between 0.8 per cent and 1.8 per cent by 2030. In the working paper, authors...

Høglund and DNV GL sign collaboration agreement
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Høglund and DNV GL sign collaboration agreement

Høglund Marine Solutions and Veracity by DNV GL have signed a collaboration agreement to explore how the combined strengths of Høglund’s onboard integration and data capture capabilities, and Veracity’s platform architecture and eco-system can help shipowners accelerate their digital initiatives. Høglund is a provider of advanced marine technology, specialising in integrated automation and energy solutions....

Tracking progress of maintenance projects
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Tracking progress of maintenance projects

Werktools has created an app that enables any worker providing maintenance services outside to complete the job and communicate with offices efficiently. Werktools of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has developed an app that focuses primarily on the needs of maintenance professionals. It’s a single tool that a worker uses to provide information for himself and third...

Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp launch 3D printing joint venture
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Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp launch 3D printing joint venture

Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division and thyssenkrupp have signed a joint venture letter of intent to re-examine and optimise the production and delivery process of 3D printed spare parts for the maritime market. The new venture follows on from Wilhelmsen’s 3DP Early Adopter Program that was launched in December 2019. The program gives customers exclusive access...

Managing dry dockings with Maindeck
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Managing dry dockings with Maindeck

Maindeck of Oslo, Norway, helps superintendents and technical managers to plan dry dockings. The company’s software facilitates activity management, assists with effective communication across the team, and helps superintendents to stay on top of tasks during a ship’s yard stay, avoiding delays and cost overruns. Vaida Stockunaite, contributing editor of VPO Global spoke with Sasan...

Hempel launches ROV powered underwater hull inspections
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Hempel launches ROV powered underwater hull inspections

Coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an underwater Hull Inspection service using Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), to provide complete hull coating inspections while a vessel is at port or anchorage. Under Hempel’s Hull Inspection Service, inspections are conducted by an expert coatings advisor operating an ROV which is navigated around the vessel’s hull using remote-controlled thrusters....

Waste collecting floating jetty launched in Norway
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Waste collecting floating jetty launched in Norway

PG Flow Solutions and Norwegian greentech start-up Clean Sea Solutions have launched a floating dock in Drammen, Norway, which automatically rinses marinas and harbours for ocean plastic, diesel film and other floating pollutants. The Clean Sea PG Aqua Pod is a flexible, modular floating dock with an ocean waste collection functionality integrated between the dock’s...