<span>Operations and Management</span>

CO2 capture plant installed onboard coal carrier
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CO2 capture plant installed onboard coal carrier

A small CO2 capture plant has been installed onboard the coal carrier Corona Utility, operated by K Line for Tohoku Electric Power. The installation took place at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Yokohama Works (MHI Yokohama). The installation is part of a joint project between K Line, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Class NK to develop a CO2 capture...

ABS evaluates potential of carbon capture and storage
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ABS evaluates potential of carbon capture and storage

Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) is the latest decarbonisation technology to be evaluated by ABS as part of its series of sustainability guidance. The ABS Whitepaper: Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage explores the technology’s potential, gives an overview of the current technology, evaluates opportunities for utilisation of carbon and for its storage, as well...

Using AI and machine learning to optimise vessel health
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Using AI and machine learning to optimise vessel health

Seattle-based ioCurrents is pioneering a new artificially intelligent (AI) platform that combines digitalisation and machine learning in real-time to provide actionable insights on ship performance optimisation.  Digital Ship caught up with Cosmo King, co-founder and CIO to find out more. Thanks to advancing technology, greater and more accurate data on vessel performance is available to...

Teekay rolls out VesselMan dry-docking solution
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Teekay rolls out VesselMan dry-docking solution

Teekay Tankers has signed an agreement with VesselMan to roll out its cloud-based dry-docking solution across its fleet of 50 vessels. The agreement was completed following a 3-month proof of concept (POC) and review. VesselMan makes it easy for ship managers to successfully oversee every step of a dry-docking project. The cloud-based platform is an...

DeepSea Technologies secures EUR 5M funding
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DeepSea Technologies secures EUR 5M funding

DeepSea Technologies has secured EUR 5 million in fresh funding from existing and new investors to further pursue technological and product research, design, and development around shipping’s digitalisation and decarbonisation. The fresh funding will also be invested in accelerating the company’s international commercial expansion, which will focus on Asian markets. The round was led by...

Breaking the silos: How Stena Bulk spin off is helping shipping firms unravel data
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Breaking the silos: How Stena Bulk spin off is helping shipping firms unravel data

Aggregating data that are locked up in multiple systems is essential for effective vessel performance management. This is an objective worth pursuing, however it will require shipping companies to demand more from their vendors and solution providers to collaborate, if vessel performance goals are to be met, says CEO of OrbitMI Ali Riaz.  Speaking with...

Greek start-up cuts bunker procurement costs with digital tool
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Greek start-up cuts bunker procurement costs with digital tool

Greek start-up Nereus Digital Bunkers has launched an end-to-end digital bunker procurement platform, NEREUS, reducing bunker procurement costs by 7 per cent and workload by 30 per cent. NEREUS is based on new technologies and supply of data including historical and live feed data, which changes current practices and contributes to the efficiency of employees...

China launches energy efficient VLCC
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China launches energy efficient VLCC

China has launched one of its most energy efficient very large crude carriers (VLCCs). The  307,000 DWT CS Hunan Venture was successfully delivered by its builders the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC) in a naming ceremony held in Dalian. The vessel is owned by China Shipbuilding Consulting Company and operated by Wah Kwong Ship Management Hong...

MSC and Shell collaborate to accelerate shipping’s decarbonisation
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MSC and Shell collaborate to accelerate shipping’s decarbonisation

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Shell International Petroleum Company have agreed to work closely together to help accelerate the decarbonisation of the global shipping sector. The long-term memorandum of understanding will help MSC and Shell to play enhanced roles in the energy transformation of shipping, as developers and early adopters of innovative technologies and...

Kanda receives LR approval for virtual reality LNG bunkering course
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Kanda receives LR approval for virtual reality LNG bunkering course

Maritime start-up Kanda has received approval from Lloyd’s Register for its virtual reality LNG bunkering procedure course, which has been developed in conjunction with Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS). The course delivers a remote immersive digital learning experience to educate and train seafarers on liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering procedures in an easily accessible and enjoyable...