<span>Operations and Management</span>

I-Tech and IFF combine antifouling technologies in joint agreement
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I-Tech and IFF combine antifouling technologies in joint agreement

I-Tech, developers of the antifouling technology, Selektope, has signed a joint development agreement with IFF Microbial Control, providers of SEA-NINE 211N, and developers of the new SEA-NINE ULTRA marine antifouling agent technology. The two entities seek to explore technical opportunities by combining their respective technologies, which together can offer high performance, sustainable and regulatory compliant...

Solvang to retrofit carbon capture and storage system on ethylene carrier
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Solvang to retrofit carbon capture and storage system on ethylene carrier

Norwegian shipping company Solvang has together with Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment agreed on a full-scale pilot retrofit installation of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system on one of Solvang’s ethylene carriers, the 21,000-cbm Clipper Eos. Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment designs the retrofitted unit while it also completes a land-based 1MW test system at its Moss headquarters...

IMO mandate may be too slow to reduce GHG emissions, warns RightShip
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IMO mandate may be too slow to reduce GHG emissions, warns RightShip

RightShip has argued that the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions slated for 2023 may be too slow to enforce change by only factoring in operational considerations, missing out on the crucial emissions reduction capabilities of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). RightShip’s...

ECSA supports uptake of clean fuels but fears enforcement loopholes
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ECSA supports uptake of clean fuels but fears enforcement loopholes

The European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) has published its position paper on the FuelEU Maritime proposal, which aims to foster the uptake of cleaner fuels in shipping. ECSA supports the objective but notes that the proposal may become a missed opportunity due to the use of documents provided by non-EU fuel suppliers to calculate carbon...

Decarbonisation likely your best business strategy, says ABS president
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Decarbonisation likely your best business strategy, says ABS president

Such is the scale of industry disruption from decarbonisation that a decarbonisation strategy likely is now the best business strategy for shipowners, noted Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS chairman, president, and CEO in a keynote speech to open North American Shipping Week. “Already today, it’s not enough to have a decarbonisation strategy for your business. No,...

OneOcean Group brings voyage optimisation solutions to Marlink Partner Programme
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OneOcean Group brings voyage optimisation solutions to Marlink Partner Programme

Marlink and OneOcean Group have teamed up to add a range of advanced voyage solutions to Marlink’s Application Partner Programme. This collaboration pairs OneOcean’s solutions, which connect ship and shore and deliver real-time information for better decision-making, with Marlink’s application management platform, to provide shoreside teams and seafarers with access to software for better voyage...

Nippon Paint’s antifouling system chosen for pure car carrier
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Nippon Paint’s antifouling system chosen for pure car carrier

Nippon Paint Marine’s new antifouling system FASTAR has been applied to a 18,891 DWT pure car carrier (PCC), representing the fourth application of the nano domain coating to this ship type. Since market introduction in January this year, the self-polishing antifouling system has been applied to more than 60 vessels, including bulk carriers, chemical carriers,...

Scandlines to install Rotor Sail on second hybrid ferry
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Scandlines to install Rotor Sail on second hybrid ferry

Scandlines has chosen to install the Norsepower Rotor Sail onboard its hybrid ferry Berlin following a 5 per cent CO2 emissions reduction from installation onboard the Berlin’s sister ship last year. The Norsepower Rotor Sail was installed onboard its 2016-built hybrid ferry, Copenhagen, in 2020. Following a year of data collection and proven savings in...

Gearbulk orders NES battery solution
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Gearbulk orders NES battery solution

Gearbulk has contracted Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to provide the battery system for a new crane to be installed onboard the general cargo vessel EMU Arrow.  Gearbulk is replacing one of the EMU Arrow’s old gantry cranes with a new and more efficient electric jib crane. Under the contract, Norwegian supplier NES will act as...

Kongsberg Digital and ABS partner on decarbonisation & digitalisation
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Kongsberg Digital and ABS partner on decarbonisation & digitalisation

Kongsberg Digital has joined forces with ABS to integrate Vessel Insight with the ABS My Digital Fleet platform to offer shipowners, ship managers and charterers seamless access to powerful analytics services. The integration aims to unlock simplified access, both on board the vessel and at shoreside, to AI-powered insights that support voyage optimisation through reduced...

ESL, Attracs and Viking Line develop emissions reporting models
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ESL, Attracs and Viking Line develop emissions reporting models

Viking Line, ESL Shipping and Attracs have recently joined forces with Åbo Akademi University and PBI Research Institute in a project called Driving Emissions Out of Shipping (DEOS). The project will develop emissions reporting models that enable cargo owners to understand the emissions of their supply chain and select verified low emission transportation that provides...

iStow loading software completes integration with DNV’s Eco Assistant
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iStow loading software completes integration with DNV’s Eco Assistant

Indonesian start-up Pranala Digital Transmaritim has integrated its loading software iStow with trim optimisation software Eco Assistant (EA) from DNV.  The integrated solution has been installed onboard the Sei Pakning at SMI Shipyard in Cilegon, Indonesia to improve stowage planning and fuel efficiency. Stowage planning is instrumental for a ship’s safety and ensures IMO stability...