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Swedish start-up explains the three phases of voyage optimisation
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Swedish start-up explains the three phases of voyage optimisation

Swedish start-up Lean Marine says that optimising a ship’s voyage and thereby improving fuel efficiency can be maximised by breaking down its operation into three key phases.  These phases include a planning phase, an execution phase, and post-voyage phase. By looking at the various elements of a ship’s performance in three separate phases, a better...

MAN two-stroke dual-fuel engines pass 1 million operating hours
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MAN two-stroke dual-fuel engines pass 1 million operating hours

MAN Energy Solutions reported that its portfolio of two-stroke, dual-fuel engines has accumulated 1 million operating hours.The milestone comes on the back of the 300 engines/6.3 GW sales the company recently announced for the segment, all running on alternative fuels. MAN Energy Solutions’ ME-GI (Gas Injection) and ME-LGI (Liquid Gas Injection) engines form the core...

Wärtsilä upgrades Cyprus’ vessel traffic monitoring system
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Wärtsilä upgrades Cyprus’ vessel traffic monitoring system

Wärtsilä has been contracted to upgrade its 11-year old Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System (VTMIS) serving ports in Cyprus. The upgrading will enable the Cyprus VTMIS to become a central point of contact and exchange information with other such systems in the region. This broader coverage will improve safety, combat illegal immigration and smuggling,...

Alternative to trillion dollar shipping decarbonisation to be evaluated
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Alternative to trillion dollar shipping decarbonisation to be evaluated

The potential trillion dollar cost of decarbonising international shipping using zero carbon fuels was highlighted to world leaders at the recent Davos summit. An alternative solution promising much lower costs has been developed by SME PMW Technology. A six month study of its marine application has just been awarded funding under the Department for Transport’s...

Inmarsat takes founding role in Asian start-ups decarbonisation programme
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Inmarsat takes founding role in Asian start-ups decarbonisation programme

Inmarsat has become a founding member of Asia’s first ‘Decarbonising Shipping’ initiative to harness the power of start-ups to meet UN targets on greenhouse gas emissions, which launched earlier this month. The regional initiative, based in Singapore, is part of the Trade & Transport Impact (TTI) programme from venture development firm Rainmaking to bring startups...

LNG as the first step towards deep-sea shipping GHG reduction
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LNG as the first step towards deep-sea shipping GHG reduction

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has released a video explaining why Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is currently the only viable solution available that can cut emissions from deep-sea shipping as newer, cleaner options are developed. The video describes how LNG can provide a clear pathway to fuels that will enable the...

GNS launches Voyager FLEET INSIGHT extension and makes service free to shipping
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GNS launches Voyager FLEET INSIGHT extension and makes service free to shipping

GNS has launched VFI Plus, a new extension to its Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) web service and, at the same time, announced that it will be making the service available free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic to support shipping companies with remote-working or office-based teams with increased demands for fast access to up-to-date information....

How maritime start-ups can help address critical challenges today
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How maritime start-ups can help address critical challenges today

Start-ups are expected to play a vital role in the maritime industry over the next several decades[1]. Tougher regulation and ambitious environmental goals require the traditionally conservative and fragmented shipping industry to become more adaptable, flexible and collaborative. For maritime start-ups, there is an opportunity to bring innovative ideas and solutions to help the maritime...

NAPA adds data analysis expertise to MOL project
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NAPA adds data analysis expertise to MOL project

NAPA has joined Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ (MOL) FOCUS project for enhancing the collection and application of ship operation data. FOCUS is a multi-year project developed by MOL with the aim of applying its operational data to develop digital applications that enhance the safe operation of its fleet and reduce its environmental impact. Additional partners include Mitsui...

Bio and synthetic LNG are viable fuels for shipping’s decarbonisation, finds study
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Bio and synthetic LNG are viable fuels for shipping’s decarbonisation, finds study

Multi-sector industry coalition SEA-LNG has released the results of a study conducted by CE Delft that analyses the availability and costs of Liquefied Bio Methane (LBM) and Liquefied Synthetic Methane (LSM). The study concludes that both could become available in sufficient quantities to make a contribution towards shipping’s decarbonisation, and that the costs need not...

Wärtsilä advances future fuel capabilities with first ammonia tests
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Wärtsilä advances future fuel capabilities with first ammonia tests

Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials using ammonia in a research project aimed at helping the company prepare for the use of ammonia as a fuel that can contribute to reducing both the shipping’s and energy sectors’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As part of the tests, ammonia was injected into a combustion research unit to better...

Theyr joins SPRINT in AI-driven voyage optimisation project
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Theyr joins SPRINT in AI-driven voyage optimisation project

Met-ocean data provider for the marine sector Theyr has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme. Theyr will collaborate with SPRINT partner, the University of Southampton on the development of a marine vessel routing application that will enable a cleaner future for commercial shipping. The SPRINT project will focus on the real-time exploitation...