<span>Operations and Management</span>

LR grows fleet optimisation offering with GreenSteam acquisition
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LR grows fleet optimisation offering with GreenSteam acquisition

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has acquired GreenSteam, a marine data intelligence company specialising in improving vessel efficiency through machine learning.   The acquisition will be integrated and managed by i4 Insight, a subsidiary of Lloyd’s Register. i4 Insight, part of LR’s Maritime Performance Services business, is a digital platform that allows shipowners, operators and charterers to easily access insights on vessel performance and fuel consumption...

Weathernews’ carbon monitoring service wins ClassNK approval
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Weathernews’ carbon monitoring service wins ClassNK approval

ClassNK has formally endorsed Weathernews’ (WNI) innovative Carbon Intensity Monitoring (CIM) service to monitor and visualise CO2 emissions from ships. CIM was launched in April this year and is now fully operational. In June 2021, the IMO adopted a new fuel performance rating system to help meet greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets from shipping. Starting...

More than 150 shipping leaders make call to action for shipping’s decarbonisation
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More than 150 shipping leaders make call to action for shipping’s decarbonisation

Over 150 industry leaders and organisations representing the entire maritime value chain have made a call to government for decisive action to enable full decarbonisation of international shipping by 2050. The UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) aims to reduce international shipping’s total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent of 2008...

Study finds Jotun HPS reduces carbon intensity by 20 per cent
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Study finds Jotun HPS reduces carbon intensity by 20 per cent

A new study based on European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) data has revealed that vessels using Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) reported a 20 per cent lower carbon intensity in operations compared to non-HPS peers in 2019 and 2020. Jotun’s HPS is a combination of antifouling and application designed to help owners and...

EMSA discovers SOx emission breaches using remotely piloted aircraft
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EMSA discovers SOx emission breaches using remotely piloted aircraft

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has found 27 vessels to be in possible breach of the IMO’s regulation on emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) since it began monitoring ships’ emissions along the Strait of Gibraltar via remotely piloted aircraft in mid-July. EMSA has been deploying remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) since July 12 this...

WinGD helps shipping’s decarbonisation efforts with ecosystem of solutions
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WinGD helps shipping’s decarbonisation efforts with ecosystem of solutions

WinGD has developed an ecosystem of solutions around the main engine that enhances energy efficiency and enables a seamless transition to new fuels, helping the shipping industry to meet ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals. The WinGD solutions deploy digital vessel optimisation and battery-hybrid energy systems to improve the energy efficiency and future fuel...

MSC to save EUR 250M in fuel costs with air lubrication technology
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MSC to save EUR 250M in fuel costs with air lubrication technology

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has opted to fit more than 30 air lubrication systems from Silverstream Technologies to existing orders of newbuild large container ships. The installations are expected to reduce carbon emissions by 1.6 million tonnes and save over EUR 257.5 million over the vessels’ lifecycles of approximately 25 years. The order relates to...

Fuelsave secures €3.4M to boost development of fuel-saving tech
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Fuelsave secures €3.4M to boost development of fuel-saving tech

German green technology developer Fuelsave has won an investment of €3.4 million from Dreamcraft Ventures for its fuel and emissions saving technology, FS Marine+.  FS Marine+ helps owners and operators to reduce fuel consumption of marine diesel-powered engines and auxiliary systems by 10-15 per cent, and emissions of CO2 by 10-15 per cent and nitrogen...

Case study: Pleiades Shipping secures Alfa Laval PureSOx agreement
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Case study: Pleiades Shipping secures Alfa Laval PureSOx agreement

Family-owned Pleiades Shipping Agents S.A. is a medium-size ship owning and management company specialised in tanker trade. The company has committed to Alfa Laval’s PureSOx scrubbers with an Alfa Laval Service Agreement, which includes critical spares, sensor exchange, connectivity and more, to secure compliance with emission limits. Fuel savings Headquartered in Greece, Pleiades Shipping Agents...

Nautilus Labs and TotalEnergies expand fleet optimisation partnership
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Nautilus Labs and TotalEnergies expand fleet optimisation partnership

Nautilus Labs has expanded its project with TotalEnergies to optimise fleet performance and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a chartered liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier fleet. The partnership with Nautilus Labs started in November 2020 and has since been expanded to the full long-term chartered fleet. TotalEnergies works with various owners and required a...

Windward launches Data for Decarbonisation programme
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Windward launches Data for Decarbonisation programme

Predictive intelligence company Windward has launched the Data for Decarbonisation programme (D4D), a partnership aimed to increase transparency and foster collaboration within the maritime industry by leveraging the power of big data and artificial intelligence (AI).  The programme aims to create large datasets gathered from all stakeholders in the maritime trade industry to build AI...