Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

DP World introduces smart container storage system
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DP World introduces smart container storage system

DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS Group have formed a joint venture to optimise handling of containers in ports. The venture includes the development of a High Bay Storage System, which places each shipping container in an individual rack compartment, instead of stacking them directly on top of each other as is global standard...

CargoMate and Konecranes partner to optimise port calls
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CargoMate and Konecranes partner to optimise port calls

Shipping technology start-up CargoMate is partnering with Finnish gantry crane and port solutions provider Konecranes to pilot their port call optimisation technology. The collaboration, which will begin in Q1 2019, will focus on using digital technology to minimise delays and idle time for containerships in port. Nick Chubb, head of growth, CargoMate Technologies, said: “We...

HullWiper combats biofouling in Mauritian waters
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HullWiper combats biofouling in Mauritian waters

Remotely operated underwater hull cleaning solution HullWiper will start operating at Mauritian ports from 2019. Mauritius is one of 12 countries involved with the IMO’s GloFouling Project, a collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IMO, created to implement guidelines for the control and management of the transfer...

LR digitalises inspection and maintenance
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LR digitalises inspection and maintenance

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched an SaaS-based Asset Performance Management (APM) platform that will optimise inspection and maintenance. The digital platform, AllAssets, improves operational efficiencies and cost savings by providing risk insights through custom-built models. The web-based solution turns inspection and maintenance data into insights, pinpointing risks, enhancing asset and facility performance by up to...

Progress made on standardisation of port call data
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Progress made on standardisation of port call data

An industry workshop to discuss global data standards (GDS) for port call data has highlighted support from industry members that standardisation is essential for meeting emissions reduction targets and optimising shipping. Standardisation of port call data, including vessel-berth compatibility information, and information related to availability of berth, fairway, nautical and vessel services, would enable machines...

Biofouling initiative launched
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Biofouling initiative launched

An initiative to target the transfer of aquatic species via ships’ hulls has been launched. The GloFouling Partnerships project, which is a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), will drive actions to control and manage ships’ biofouling under the IMO Guidelines. The...

Samsung smart ship solution receives LR AiP
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Samsung smart ship solution receives LR AiP

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has received an approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its smart ship solution, INTELLIMAN SHIP. INTELLIMAN SHIP collects all types of on-board communications and automation equipment data on a real-time basis and sends it to the ground, making it possible to monitor the status of the ship on...

OceanWise adds API to Port-Log data solution
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OceanWise adds API to Port-Log data solution

OceanWise has added an Application Programming Interface (API) to its Port-Log solution for storage and publishing of environmental data. The API allows customers control over how their environmental data stored with Port-Log is used in their organisation. This enables customers to integrate data into their own processes and workflows to support their specific business needs....

HullWiper and SCAMP to provide diver-free hull cleaning in Gibraltar
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HullWiper and SCAMP to provide diver-free hull cleaning in Gibraltar

  HullWiper and partner SCAMP, which provides ship fuel conservation and underwater services, has launched its hull cleaning services for vessels transiting the Strait of Gibraltar. The agreement marks the latest expansion under HullWiper’s global leasing programme to offer shipowners and operators a cost-efficient, brush- and diver-free alternative to traditional hull cleaning methods. The Port...

Ardmore optimises shoreside processes with SEDNA
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Ardmore optimises shoreside processes with SEDNA

Ardmore Shipping has chosen SEDNA as its new email management and team collaboration platform to improve efficiency in shoreside processes. The shipping company will use SEDNA’s solution across its operations, chartering and commercial finance teams, instead of traditional email tools.the cloud-based system helps teams to collaborate with others, organise information and manage transactions with greater...

ONE joins ClassNK ISO14001 certification registry
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ONE joins ClassNK ISO14001 certification registry

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has been added to ClassNK’s registry of ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification. ClassNK was assigned as the certification body for the construction of ONE’s EMS. The initial audit process was completed in October 2018. Mr. Koichi Fujiwara, president and CEO of ClassNK commented: “Responding to ONE’s strong commitment to ensure...