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DNV GL offers free online SIP to support 2020 compliance
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DNV GL offers free online SIP to support 2020 compliance

DNV GL is offering a free web-based application of the Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) to help shipowners and managers prepare vessel-specific SIPs and maintain an overview of their fleet to ensure compliance with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. While not mandatory, the SIP is an IMO guidance which all ships are encouraged to prepare...

GNS adds MARPOL compliance tools to voyage planning software
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GNS adds MARPOL compliance tools to voyage planning software

Maritime technology company GNS has enhanced its Voyager PLANNING STATION by adding tools to manage compliance with special environmental requirements under IMO MARPOL regulations. The upgrade comes as part of the release of Voyager 7.3.4, making it easier for users to manage MARPOL compliance with designated Special Areas, Emission Control Areas and Particularly Sensitive Sea...

GNS launches global fleet database
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GNS launches global fleet database

Maritime technology company GNS has launched Voyager GLOBAL FLEET, a fully searchable global database of over 120,000 vessels, shipowners, operators and managers. The new service will enable a wide range of users across the maritime industry, including ship suppliers to brokers, agents and charterers to more easily access the data they need to enhance their...

Singapore retains number 1 position on maritime centre performance index
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Singapore retains number 1 position on maritime centre performance index

Singapore has retained its number 1 place in the 2019 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index for the sixth year running. The index ranks the performance of the world’s largest maritime centres, based on their port throughput and facilities, depth and breadth of professional maritime support services, as well as general business environment. Singapore...

Desktop Just-in-Time trial cuts fuel consumption by 23 per cent
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Desktop Just-in-Time trial cuts fuel consumption by 23 per cent

A desktop trial of Just-In-Time ship operations to reduce the time ships spend idling outside ports has shown positive results in cutting emissions and fuel costs. The trial was conducted by members of the IMO-led Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA), at the Port of Rotterdam on July 10. During the desktop...

Veson cloud solution upgraded for IMO 2020
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Veson cloud solution upgraded for IMO 2020

Veson Nautical has announced that new features are being added to its a cloud solution for fleet management, Veslink IMOS Platform, to help users navigate the IMO’s 2020 Sulphur regulation. The IMO 2020 Sulphur cap is designed to reduce marine sector emissions in international waters by 80 per cent from January 1, 2020. More fuel...

Hyundai and Intellian in satcoms partnership to support vessel performance
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Hyundai and Intellian in satcoms partnership to support vessel performance

Intellian and Hyundai Global Service (HGS) have signed a satellite communications agreement to support vessel performance optimisation and management. The companies will expand HGS’ ‘Integrated Smart Ship (ISS)’ solution; a digital ecosystem for vessel and fleet management, which includes a powerful data analysis platform. The solution is expected to reduce fuel costs by over 6...

World Marine Offshore introduces BareFLEET performance monitoring
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World Marine Offshore introduces BareFLEET performance monitoring

Offshore logistics operator, World Marine Offshore (WMO), has implemented Reygar’s BareFLEET advanced remote monitoring system onboard its crew transfer vessel (CTV) with the aim of delivering comprehensive health and performance monitoring across the firm’s fleet of CTVs. WMO’s CTV World Mistral will feature BareFLEET’s standard package of engine, navigation and motion monitoring, as well as...

UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025
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UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025

An ambitious plan set out by the United Kingdom to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector has called for zero-emission capable ships to be operating in UK waters by 2025. The Clean Maritime Plan published this week outlines the commitment and ways the government plans to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping. To achieve...

Jan De Nul introduces GreenSteam machine learning
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Jan De Nul introduces GreenSteam machine learning

Jan De Nul, a provider of complex offshore services and dredging works, has chosen to deploy GreenSteam’s machine learning technology on its fleet of dredgers to increase understanding of fouling to reduce fuel costs and emissions. The companies have previously worked together on the GreenSteam Discover service, which uses a data only approach to analysis,...

Sensing a new approach to gas engine control and monitoring
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Sensing a new approach to gas engine control and monitoring

Patrice Flot, chief technical officer at CMR Group, considers the development of new natural gas sensors in the wake of the increasing specification of new engine technology for marine vessels. Diesel engines have long been appreciated for their efficiency and capability to burn cheap residual fuels. However, the market for this technology is beginning to change, as the marine...

SCF cuts CO2 emissions by 30 per cent with LNG-fuelled tankers
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SCF cuts CO2 emissions by 30 per cent with LNG-fuelled tankers

Since taking delivery of the first of its ‘Green Funnel’ LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tankers in July 2018, Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has accumulated data showing that using LNG as a primary fuel for these large-capacity tankers enabled a 30 per cent reduction of CO2 emissions compared with similar vessels powered by traditional heavy fuel. This...