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EPS and Techstars accelerate MaritimeTech development through start-up initiative
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EPS and Techstars accelerate MaritimeTech development through start-up initiative

A new initiative formed by Singapore shipping company Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and technology accelerator Techstars aims to address some of the largest challenges the maritime industry faces today by investing in start-ups. Digital Ship asked Eastern Pacific Shipping’s (EPS’) head of open innovation, Gil Ofer, and Dhritiman Hui, managing director of Techstars to explain...

Finnlines continues EUR 500M green vessel programme
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Finnlines continues EUR 500M green vessel programme

Finnish ship operator Finnlines is investing EUR 500 million to deploy ultra-green vessels as part of the company’s strategy to reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions.   The new ro-ro vessels will be built with the latest technology available to ensure the lowest CO2 emissions. They will be equipped with lithium-ion battery systems that enable...

Renewable hydrogen key to Europe’s decarbonisation, say industry experts
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Renewable hydrogen key to Europe’s decarbonisation, say industry experts

Ten industry leaders and solar and wind associations have launched “Choose Renewable Hydrogen”, a joint initiative highlighting the crucial role of renewables to ensure a sound economic recovery, aligned with the European Green Deal. Signatories called on the European Commission to make the right choices for Europe’s upcoming energy system integration and hydrogen strategy, harvesting...

Laser sensor tech provides huge potential for maritime industry
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Laser sensor tech provides huge potential for maritime industry

Research scientist and entrepreneur Sverre Dokken believes laser-based remote sensing has big potential in the maritime domain and could reduce navigational risk by up to 50 per cent. Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) is a laser-based navigational aid that combines long-distance object detection with high-accuracy measurement, giving users a full 2D/3D/4D (3D plus time) perspective...

“K” LINE joins the International Windship Association
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“K” LINE joins the International Windship Association

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE), a shipping company operating 468 large vessels has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the member driven not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of direct wind propulsion in commercial shipping. “K” LINE joining IWSA sends a clear message to the industry and policy makers that wind...

Ammonia and hydrogen seen as most attractive future fuels, finds survey
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Ammonia and hydrogen seen as most attractive future fuels, finds survey

Shipowners see ammonia and hydrogen as the most attractive fuel options for the long term, according to an ABS survey. Nearly 60 per cent of respondents said they viewed hydrogen and ammonia as the most attractive fuel choices in the long-term. The survey of shipowners and operators registering for an ABS webinar, Pathways to Sustainable...

Wärtsilä upgrades FuelFlex Injection Control Unit for low-sulphur fuels
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Wärtsilä upgrades FuelFlex Injection Control Unit for low-sulphur fuels

Wärtsilä has launched its FuelFlex Injection Control Unit (ICU) upgrading solution to meet the requirements of operating its RT-flex type two-stroke diesel engines with both residual and low-viscosity marine fuels. This is particularly relevant in view of the industry’s increasing use of low-sulphur-content fuels in order to be compliant with sulphur emission regulations. The upgraded...

Vessel performance data crucial to offshore wind industry, says Reygar
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Vessel performance data crucial to offshore wind industry, says Reygar

As the offshore wind market matures, project owners are faced with the reality that crew transfer vessel (CTV) operators are finding it increasingly challenging to match demand for vessel designs that perfectly meet the logistical challenges of each site.  This is according to Reygar, a provider of remote monitoring and reporting platforms to the offshore...

Tres Solutions and Danelec partner to accelerate the use of IoT in shipping
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Tres Solutions and Danelec partner to accelerate the use of IoT in shipping

Provider of vessel performance software and services Tres Solutions has teamed up with Danelec Marine, the provider of ship-to-shore data solutions, to accelerate the use of high-resolution data in delivering insights to shipping companies. The cooperation recognises Tres as a certified third-party application provider in which the company’s Tres Vessel Analytics (TVA) platform can seamlessly...