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RH Marine launches fuel-saving DP system
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RH Marine launches fuel-saving DP system

RH Marine has developed a new green Dynamic Positioning (DP) system, which optimises the fuel consumption of generators and thrusters, enabling ships to sail more efficiently and save fuel. By switching completely to batteries, the DP system also enables vessels to sail more quietly in Dynamic Positioning mode. The green DP system has been developed...

MEPC 76 concludes with measures on reducing GHG emissions adopted
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MEPC 76 concludes with measures on reducing GHG emissions adopted

This week, members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluded the 76th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), and agreed to start considering measures that would directly address shipping’s carbon emissions and support the deployment of sustainable alternative fuels. The Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands proposed a $100/mt global carbon price for the shipping...

Ecotoxicity study dispels myths about open-loop scrubbers
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Ecotoxicity study dispels myths about open-loop scrubbers

A new study by the Danish Hydraulics Institute (DHI) shows that in a standard OECD port environment and in a high-traffic seaway that the operation of open loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) does not harm the marine environment. DHI is an independent, international research organisation headquartered in Denmark that has special competence in the...

Wärtsilä adds Weathernews forecasting data and routing service to solutions
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Wärtsilä adds Weathernews forecasting data and routing service to solutions

Wärtsilä Voyage and Japan based Weathernews (WNI) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to integrate WNI’s weather forecasting data and Optimum Ship Routeing (OSR) service with Wärtsilä’s products and solutions. The integration is expected to increase navigational safety and support the decarbonisation efforts of shipowners and operators. By automating navigation and route planning functions with...

Wärtsilä supports zero-emission partnership
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Wärtsilä supports zero-emission partnership

Wärtsilä is supporting a co-programmed partnership between the European Commission and the Waterborne Technology Platform that aims to demonstrate zero-emission solutions for all main ship types and services before 2030. This will ultimately enable zero-emission waterborne transport before 2050. An agreement for the partnership is to be signed during the European Research and Innovation Days...

Norway receives $1.75M for GreenVoyage2050
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Norway receives $1.75M for GreenVoyage2050

The IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project has received 14.5 million NOK (USD 1.75 million) in additional funding to continue assisting developing countries in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships. Phase one of the Project, signed with Norway in 2019, is currently underway and is scheduled to run until May 2022. The additional funding...

DNV launches new Compliance Planner tool
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DNV launches new Compliance Planner tool

DNV has launched Compliance Planner – a new digital tool that enables DNV customers to easily track the requirements and deadlines of legislation for both individual vessels and entire fleets. Compliance Planner presents a full overview of the requirements facing any vessel, or fleet, the requirements already met, those still to be fulfilled, and a...

North Star Holdco implements SERTICA fleet management across 47 ships
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North Star Holdco implements SERTICA fleet management across 47 ships

Logimatic has announced that North Star Holdco Group has decided to implement its SERTICA Fleet Management System to all 47 vessels in the fleet, including North Star Renewables and Boston Putford Offshore Safety. North Star Holdco Group specialises in service operation vessels, offshore support, tanker assist and emergency response and rescue vessels. North Star Renewables...

OMV rolls out digital maritime tech for voyage management
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OMV rolls out digital maritime tech for voyage management

Voyager Portal has announced that OMV Supply & Trading UK is the latest client to implement its collaborative workflow and visibility platform for marine supply chains.  The Voyager Portal Platform provides workflow automation and visibility to bring material savings. Voyager provides the foundation layer for the physical trading lifecycle. This will enable OMV’s Supply &...